Lapis Lazuli stone is a complex aggregate that invigorates the body during spiritual growth and leaves one open to receive messages from the higher self regarding one’s well being.
It unlocks one to direct contact with the void. Physically, it discharges anxiety and tension. Also it energises the thymus and pituitary glands. It is also thought to strengthen the immune system and encourage the wisdom to care for the physical body.
Emotionally, it allows an increase in spiritual and psycho-spiritual experiences and expands awareness and intellectual ability. Lapis lazuli allows success in relationships and opens one to advance in relation to universal wisdom.
It is a semi precious stone known for its intense blue color. One sought-after type is intense blue with light dusting of little flecks of golden pyrite.
Lapis Lazuli gemstone with no white calcite veins and only small pyrite inclusions are even more prized and make ideal lapis lazuli beads for necklaces.
To help identify whether a stone is a lapis lazuli, ensure that there are small patches of pyrite on the stone to show it is a natural gemstone.
Sometimes low-grade lapis are dyed to enhance their color.
Lapis lazuli is classified as a rock, not a mineral. A mineral has only one constituent, while lapis lazuli is formed from more than one rocks mineral.
Lapis lazuli specimens are collected and mineral collectors appreciate multi mineral rocks if lapis formed on quartz or similar bedrock minerals.
Lapis Lazuli constitutes lazurite, calcite or sometimes augite, diopside, or mica and makes interesting gemstone beads and focal gemstone for men’s silver rings.
Lapis Lazuli, when polished, can be made into jewelry, however in ancient times it was used for wall claddings and columns for churches, palaces, and other architecture.
It has a ratio of hardness of 5.5.
Some ancient paintings with blue color are derived from lapis. The stones were ground to powder and then processed to remove impurities to isolate the pigment, called ultramarine. lapis Lazuli gemstones for sale from Lapis mineral auctions gemstone dealers in Afghanistan and cut in gemstone factories in Asia