Lapis Lazuli Information

Lapis Lazuli Gemstone InformationLapis Lazuli is a semi-precious stone known for its intense blue color. One sought-after type is intense blue with a light dusting of little flecks of golden pyrite. The most highly prized type, though, is a stone with no white calcite veins and only small pyrite inclusions.

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 mineral. Lapis Lazuli constitutes lazurite, calcite or sometimes augite, diopside, or mica.

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. In fact, 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. Sometimes low-grade lapis are dyed to enhance their color.

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Lapis Lazuli is a complex aggregate that is believed to invigorate the body during spiritual growth and leave one open to receive messages from the higher self regarding one’s well-being. It unlocks one into 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.

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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 has a ratio of hardness of 5.5.

To help identify if a stone is a lapis lazuli, ensure that there are small patches of pyrite on the stone.

General Information

Lapis Lazuli is usually referred as Lapis in short. In fact, the short name for “Lapis” is really used more to illustrate this stone than the complete phrase like “Lapis Lazuli”. This stone is quite rare without the presence of white Calcite. In fact, embedded Pyrite stones in the Lapis Lazuli, adds shines and spontaneity of this stone.Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Information

When consistently distributed in a little amount makes this stone quite attractive. A deep, blue-color makes this stone is more precious as well as, a small quantity of pustules or stripe of white Calcite. It is also a sensitive stone, and can be flaked or broke easily, especially when hit.

It is also comparatively elastic so, a proper care must be applied in order to stop it from being scratched. It is also some what permeable and must be shield from any chemicals as well as, cleaning solvent. Lapis Lazuli is mostly utilized for more almost 6000 years for ornamental stuffs.

Its name is originated from “lapis,” the Latin term for such stone and “azul”, which is the Arabian term for blue. Lapis lazuli is usually composed of 25-40% percent of Lazurite, and other some minerals such as calcite, hauyne, sodalite, and pyrite that control its color as well as, their allocation.

Chemical Composition

Chemical Formula:

(Na, Ca)AlSiO(S,SO)

Cleavage:

3, 6

Crystal System:

Isometric

Double Refraction

None

Hardness:

5-5.5

Luster:

Vitreoustogreasy

Refractive Index:

1.5

Specific Gravity

2.4-2.5

Transparency

Opaque

Holistic Aspects:

The medicinal powers of these stones linger a notorious topic, but are stated over the centuries by most healers, and spiritualists, as well. Whether it’s a detail or an excuse, it doesn’t matter, if it truly helps. What is the safest approach is to use this stone in skin contact to the distressed part of your body.

Lapis lazuli is also believed to be helpful for diseases such as sore throat, headache and of course, in varicose veins. This is also a stone of fortification that may be used to shield someone against any psychic attacks. It is also quickly relieves anxiety and conveying deep peace. It connects relationships, helping in expressing of emotions and feelings.

In fact, it also boosts up the body system, cleanses blood, prevents blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of irritation. It also lessens insomnia, dizziness, and surmounts depression. Lapis Lazuli is also beneficial, especially for the nervous and respiratory system.

Other Features:

Lapis Lazuli is considered as being a solid stone, as it is engraved into beads and cabochons, and used mostly in jewelries such as bracelets, necklaces, and pendants. With fact, utensils and ornate carvings are also produced from Lapis, particularly the snuff boxes, animal carvings, and charm.

The tone of this stone is quite natural, and it is normally not processed or improved, although intermittently light-colored gemstones may be colored in a deep-blue. An artificial stimulant of Lapis Lazuli was been produced using this Gilson method, although Gilson Lapis is quite comparable with Lapis Lazuli.

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