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Lapis Lazuli properties: all about the mineral Lapis Lazuli

Properties of lapis lazuli, meaning of lapis lazuli and many more details about this lapis lazuli mineral

The stone we will talk about in this blog is very special and widely used in the world of jewelry, but despite its recognition there are many who still do not know the secrets about it. Can you tell yet which stone we are talking about today?

Indeed, we are talking about...

LAPISLAZULI!

Lapis lazuli stone for jewelry by LAVANI Jewels

 

 INDEX OF PROPERTIES OF LAPIS LAZULI MINERAL

1. What is lapis lazuli?
2. What is lapis lazuli used for?
3. Formation and lapis lazuli origin
4. Lapis lazuli meaning and legend
5. Lapis lazuli color and appearance
6.  Mineral lapis lazuli spiritual properties
7. Lapis lazuli stone properties
8. Lapis lazuli physical properties
9. Horoscope, Lapis Lazuli charm
10. Lapis lazuli jewelry LAVANI 
11. How to clean lapis lazuli?

 

1. What is lapis lazuli?

Lapis lazuli is a semi-precious stone, although geologically rough lapis lazuli is defined as lapis lazuli rock; a material composed of several minerals. It belongs to the sodalite group, therefore, the original lapis lazuli stone is this one. It presents small spots or inclusions of metallic color, which are small crystals of pyrite encrusted. Lapis lazuli has a meaning that comes from "lapis" in Latin (stone) and "lazuli", which comes from Arabic and means paradise. The mineral lapis lazuli shares with turquoise the distinction of being among the most prized gems of ancient civilizations.

lapis lazuli mineral

2. What is lapis lazuli used for?

Lapis lazuli is a stone used mainly for jewelry making, the blue color of this stone is ideal for creating necklaces, earrings or rings with character. In addition, lapis lazuli, due to its spiritual properties, is also used as an amulet.

Throughout history, the usefulness of this natural stone has been infinite.

Earrings with blue lapis lazuli stone by LAVANI Jewels3. Formation and lapis lazuli origin:

There are different deposits of lapis lazuli stone, but without a doubt we have to emphasize that lapis lazuli has its origin in the Sar-e-Sang deposit, located in a region of northern Afghanistan.

In addition... Where is there lapis lazuli?

Well, there are also so many deposits of lapis lazuli in Peru, this stone is also known as lapis lazuli de chile and has become the national stone.

origin lapis lazuli stone

 

4. Lapis lazuli meaning and legend:

Although this is not a legend as such, we were so surprised that we are telling you about it. Lapis lazuli has its origin in the Middle Ages when it was powdered and used to form a pigment with its blue color, with which they had furniture and fabrics. In fact, many painters (Leonardo da Vinci or Fra Angelico), used it in their paintings and we can also see it on the walls and columns of mosques and palaces in the Middle East and Europe.

 

5. Lapis lazuli color and appearance:

Lapis lazuli is deep blue, also known as "lapis lazuli blue" because it contains lazurite, but its blue can vary from purplish blue to even greenish blue, depending on the amount of sulfur it contains (this is its "colorant"). In addition, the amount of pyrite also influences, which can cause a greater or lesser golden reflection to be observed in this gemstone.

ring with lapis lazuli mineral by LAVANI Jewels

 

6. Mineral lapis lazuli spiritual properties:

Thanks to lapis lazuli, we can stay focused for longer, it gives us stability and tranquility and makes us grow both spiritually and personally. They say that lapis lazuli energetic cleansing is one of its properties. The lapis lazuli has a spiritual meaning is important because it keeps us away from negativity, makes us see things from another point of view and clears the mind to think clearly.

 

7. Lapis lazuli stone properties

It is said that carrying the lapis lazuli stone with you can help you avoid headaches and migraines; it will help your thyroid and will also reduce your insomnia and improve your blood pressure. We can affirm that the lapis lazuli stone has multiple benefits.

natural lapis lazuli stone for jewelry making by LAVANI Jewels

8.  Lapis lazuli physical properties:

Lapis lazuli has been one of the most counterfeited gemstones of all times, but how do you know if a lapis lazuli stone is genuine or not? We'll tell you about it!

All you have to do is look at them: if the golden specks of lapis lazuli follow a regular pattern, it is a fake. And, also, make sure that the blue is very intense, as if it were an ocean of water. If it doesn't remind you of this, it is also a lapis lazuli counterfeit.

 

9. Horoscope, lapis lazuli amulet:

This jewel is intended to be worn especially by Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius and Capricorn. In ancient times, the meaning of the lapis lazuli stone was as follows: if you were given a lapis lazuli jewel with one of these zodiac signs, you and that person were destined to have a sincere and very lasting friendship. The lapis lazuli amulet is an element closely linked to the zodiac.

lapis lazuli raw stone for jewelry making

10. Lapis lazuli jewelry LAVANI

Wearing any jewelry with lapis lazuli near us is very simple, with our help you will only have to choose which accessory is your favorite! At Lavani Jewels we have a wide collection of lapis lazuli jewelry, which includes lapis lazuli bracelet, lapis lazuli pendant, even lapis lazuli engagement rings.

Some options are, for example, the Kasia Blue lapis lazuli ring, or near the heart if you opt for the Pride necklace in silver. Also, if you define yourself as a pure Libra, our Birthstone Libra chain with lapis lazuli mineral necklace will be ideal and you can combine it with your favorite necklaces.

  • Lapis lazuli ring

The Kasia Blue ring is made up of 3 small lapis lazuli blue stones placed in the central part of the ring. The natural stones that form the stone give a different and elegant touch to the piece, it also has a 24 carat gold plating.

 

  • Lapis lazuli earrings

To match the ring we have the Kasia Blue and White earrings, earrings with three natural stones carved in the center. These gold-plated earrings made of lapis lazuli stone and moonstone will give a lot of light to your face and are ideal to wear with loose hair.

 

  • Lapis lazuli pendant or lapis lazuli necklace

The Pride Silver pendant is made of 21 natural stones including lapis lazuli or moonstone. This necklace that includes the colors of the rainbow will be the perfect complement and touch of color to any look.

 

  • Lapis lazuli bracelet
The fragments are pieces of necklaces that you can combine to create colorful combinations. You just have to join the two pieces you like and create your ideal necklace or bracelet. One of the fragments we like the most is the Fragment Tillid Lapis Lazuli, the bead fragment with Lapis Lazuli stones.

 

11. How to clean lapis lazuli?

The lapis lazuli stone is very soft and sensitive to pressure, high temperatures and chemicals, so you must follow the instructions of the post in which we tell you how to clean the lapis lazuli stone and pamper it if you want to keep it as new for a long time.

 

Did you imagine that lapis lazuli had all these meanings? Neither do we!
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