Lapis Lazuli

The Symbol of the Night Sky. Its deep celestial blue has been prized by men since 4000 B.C. It’s a stone that protects from the evil eye and symbolises wisdom and truth. It’s a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellect.

Lapis Lazuli opens the Third eye and balances the Throat chakra. It is known to enhance dream work and psychic abilities. It is a highly calming stone, known to relieve stress and bring peace.

Lapis Lazuli blocks psychic attacks and is a very protective stone as well. It facilitates contact with spirit guides.

A stone of truth and self-expression, Lapis Lazuli not only encourages self-awareness but releases repressed emotions and thoughts to increase open communication. Hence Lapis Lazuli is known to bond relationships in love and friendships.

In historical paintings, a pigment called Ultramarine also known as “The Most Perfect Colour” created the deep blues in many famous paintings, especially Arab paintings. This pigment is made from Lapis Lazuli stone. Here are a couple of famous paintings painted using Ultramarine. “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer and “View of the Port of Livorno” by Cristoffano Gaffuri

Origin: Pakistan / Afghanistan