Lapis Lazuli Tumble Stone

Lapis Lazuli Tumble Stone

 

 

High quality, polished Lapis Lazuli tumble stones with glittering flecks of pyrite Size: ~0.3 to 5cm 

 

(Due to this being a natural gemstone sizes and shapes vary and will not be identical to the stones in the image however each one is beautiful and as special as you are)

 

Intentions:

Creativity & Self Expression

Energy Clearing & Protection

Spirituality & Faith
 

The name Lapis Lazuli is derived from “lapis” the Latin word for “stone” and “azula” which in Arabic means “blue” and is a gemstone well-known for its intense deep royal blue colour and shimmering golden flecks that are reminiscent of a starry night sky. Its formation occurred millions of years ago when lime metamorphosed into marble and is comprised mainly of Lazurite with other minerals, including white Calcite and Pyrite which gives us those beautiful golden flecks. Historians believe that Lapis Lazuli has been around for the last 6,500 years, obtained from the oldest mines in the world, worked from around 4000 B.C. and still in use today and having been used and treasured by the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and China.Referenced in the Old Testament as sapphire, Lapis Lazuli is most likely the fifth stone in the original breastplate of the High Priest, he funeral mask for the ancient Egyptian pharaoh 'King Tut' was richly inlaid with Lapis, as were other burial ornaments of Egyptian kings and queens. Historically, Lapis Lazuli was also thought to have been ground down into powder to make eyeshadow and medicinal elixirs and was worn as a talisman by Egyptian beauty Cleopatra who's often depicted wearing blue (lapis) eye make-up The famous Italian painter and sculptor, Michelangelo, used ground Lapis Lazuli to produce an ultramarine coloured pigment for some of his paintings during the Renaissance period including sky within the painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. This gemstone is said to be one of the first gemstones ever worn as jewellery having been fashioned into cabochons and beads although it was (and still is) made into different objects including figures, bowls, hair combs, dagger handles and other decorative objects through carving techniques.

 

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Colour: Blue
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