Lapis Lazuli Heart | Afghanistan
Lapis Lazuli Heart Carving, large size
Lapis Lazuli Polished Bulbous Hearts in beautiful blue, with white banding and pyrite spangles.
Options (Width x length)
HP 78.2mm x 60.6mm
LS 77.0mm x 60.1mm
LP 77.0mm x 58.3mm
Lapis Lazuli is derived from the Arabic lazaward, or Azure, which describes the rich blue colour of the material. An alternative birthstone for December.
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Ancient uses include adornment and talismans. It was ground down and used for eye shadow by the Egyptians and as a very expensive paint called ultra-marine during the renassaince period. They believe it would promote friendship and goodwill and guard against oppression and evil. Also, to guide souls into the afterlife.
Healing Properties of Lapis Lazuli
Linked to the third eye and throat Chakra, Lapis is said to be the strongest stone for opening the third eye, linking us to the extrasensory world, connecting to our psychic abilities and increased perception.
For the throat, it is said to be a stone of truth and integrity. Speaking truthfully and giving self expression. It allows us take the lead in our own life and feel confident as we make decisions.
The Magic of Gemstones suggest Lapis Lazuli has been used to treat a range of ailments including depression, dizziness, hair loss, insomnia or sleep issues. It eases pain, especially headaches and migraines.