Has a ratio of Hardness of 5.5 A complex aggregate Invigorates the body during spiritual growth and leaves one open to receive messages from the higher self regarding ones 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.
Builds strong the immune system and encourages the wisdom to care for the physical body.
Emotionally it Allows an increase in spiritual and psycho-spiritual experiences, expands awareness and intellectual ability.
Allows success in relationships and opens one to advance in relation to universal wisdom.
Lapis lazuli is a semi precious stone known for its intense blue color.
The best color is intense blue, with light dusting of little flecks of golden pyrite.
Stones with no white calcite veins and only small pyrite inclusions are more prized.
To help identify if the stone is a Lapis Lazuli, there should be small patches of pyrite on the stone.
Sometimes low grade lapis are dyed to enhance its color.
Lapis lazuli is classified as a rock, not a mineral. Mineral has only one constituent, lapis lazuli is formed from more than one mineral.
Lapis Lazuli constitutes lazurite, calcite or sometimes augite, diopside, mica, etc.
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.
Some ancient paintings with blue color are derived from lapis.
The stones were grounded to powder and then processed removing some impurities to isolate the pigment called ultramarine.
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