Lapis Lazuli Jewelry
Lapis is a beautiful royal blue stone often associated with royalty. It is most often made into a necklace of beads or carved pendants.
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Lapis Lazuli Care, Treatments & Where
Lapis Lazuli is dark blue possibly with white spots of calcite. It often has specks of pyrite which look like gold. Lapis Lazuli has a hardness rating of 5.5.
Lapis Lazuli is often dyed to improve its color. Pierre Gilson Lapis is one of the better imitations. Lapis has been imitated by dyed Jasper and by paste with inclusions of copper.
Lapis Lazuli can easily be scratched or chipped. Water will dissolve it's protective coatings.
Lapis Lazuli is found in Afganistan, Argentina, Canada, Chile, and the US.
- Lapis lazuli in archaelogical contexts - by Lissie Von Rosen
Out of print book covering lapis in an historical context.
- Gemstones of the World - by Walter Schumann
A very well written source on gemstones with great descriptions and photographs
- The Curious Lore of Precious Stones - by George Frederick Kunz
The definitive book on fascinating, traditional gem lore.
- Gemstones (Smithsonian Handbooks) - by Cally Hall, Harry Taylor (Photographer)
A field guide to gemstones. Nice pictures and good, brief, well-written descriptions of over 130 varieties of gemstones.
- Gemisphere Luminary - by Michael Katz
This is my favorite reference for the mystical properties of gemstones.
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Birthstone Months with Lapis Lazuli
- September Birthstone: Other birthstone [found elsewhere on net]
- December Birthstone: Traditional Birthstone
- Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19): Planetary Stone
- Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Birthstone
Anniversary Gemstone for Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli is the anniversary gemstone for the 7th and 9th year of marriage.
Lapis Lazuli Mystical Properties and Lore
It is said that Lapis helps one understand the mind. It helps to expand your viewpoint. It is good for connecting the heart and the mind when worn over the heart.
Lapis was prized in both Babylonia and Egypt and often worn by royalty.
Legend has it that Lapis Lazuli would protect the wearer from evil.
Lapis was a cure for melancholy and for certain types of fever.
Of bright royal blue
With spots of gold too
It feels as royal as can be
It helps me really be me
What is many cats favorite stone?