Lapis lazuli: royal blue stone
Lapis lazuli is a gemstone that has been coveted for centuries for its striking blue color and shimmering gold flecks. It’s one of the most popular semi-precious stones and can be found in all parts of the world, but mainly in Afghanistan and Chile.
What we love about lapis lazuli
Its deep blue color combined with tiny gold particles of pyrite make lapis lazuli a very special eye-catcher in our repertoire. It’s also highly valued for its hardness and durability. That’s why it’s so widely used for making jewelry and accessories, like watches, necklaces or rings.
History and symbolism
Lapis lazuli is considered to be the stone of the kings and has been long associated with royalty, authority and protection. It was Cleopatra's favorite gemstone, which is why she had her blue eye shadow made from ground lapis lazuli.
On top of that, lapis lazuli is also considered a healing gemstone and is believed to give physical and emotional health to its wearer.