Lapis Lazuli Star | Afghanistan
Bright Lapis Lazuli Star Carvings, with deep relief and high polish. They have bands of blue Lazurite, white Alcite and Pyrite spangles.
Size options (Width & Depth)
LA 77.8mm x 17.8mm
PP 66.8mm x 23.0mm
Lapis Lazuli is derived from the Arabic 'Lazaward', or Azure, which describes the rich blue colour of the material. It is a combination of Blue Azurite, White Alcite and Pyrite Inclusions.
An alternative birthstone for December.
This material is from Afghanistan 🇦🇫 other localities include Russia 🇷🇺 Chile 🇨🇱 the USA 🇺🇸 and Myanmar 🇲🇲
Lapis Lazuli Healing Properties
Ancient uses for 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.
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.
Ancient uses as eye shadow and talismans. It waa said to promote friendship and goodwill and guard against oppression and evil. Also, to guide souls into the afterlife.
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.