Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli, often referred to as just ‘lapis’, has recently become one of the most sort after semi-precious gemstones and because of its beautiful colour it was highly valued in earlier civilizations, especially by the Egyptians.

Lapis Lazuli, often referred to as just ‘lapis’, has recently become one of the most sort after semi-precious gemstones and because of its beautiful colour it was highly valued in earlier civilizations, especially by the Egyptians. Its name, Lapis Lazuli, is a combination of two unique languages, Latin and Persian, meaning stone and blue, respectively.

Although the colour of lapis lazuli is defined by its name, ‘the blue stone’, its colours can actually vary from slightly greenish blue to violetish.

Lapis is the traditional gemstone for the 9th wedding anniversary and the birthstone for the month of September. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth and its deep blue colour represents royalty and honour.

In addition to its ability to enhance intellect and memory, Lapis is thought to relieve anger and negative thoughts for the wearer. It also promotes desire for wisdom, truth, and comprehension.

Not only is wearing or owning Lapis believed to help with the learning process, it’s also said to help one find enlightenment and bringing the wearers personality to a state of equilibrium.