Lapis Lazuli has been revered for its celestial qualities since Babylonian times. Flecked with heavenly golden pyrite, its deep blue tones were associated with the planet Mercury and it was later ground to make the pigment ultramarine used in frescoes and oil paintings of the Renaissance. Reflective of the night sky, Lapis Lazuli is a gift from the gods that we use to honour and channel the wonders of the universe.
Lapis Lazuli: ancient stone of mental and psychological health. It promotes spiritual healing, mental calmness and strength of will. It increases psychic abilities and allows for spiritual growth. Also a powerful stone for dream work. The ancient Egyptians used Lapis Lazuli as a symbol of Truth. Sixth (third eye) Chakra
A lapis lazuli, pearl and diamond fringe necklace, circa 1860 The snake-link chain suspending to the front three lapis lazuli and rose-cut diamond urns, each suspended from pearl and rose-cut diamond star motifs and polished snake head surmounts, spaced by snake-link swags, pearls remain untested, length 40.0cm., fitted case by London & Ryder, 17, New Bond St.