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.

Lapis Jewelry * Care, Treatments & Where * Books
Birthstones * Anniversary * Lore * Poems/Jokes
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Lapis Lazuli Jewelry

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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.

 
Themed Books

    Other Gem-related Books:

  • 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

    Bibliography:

  • 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

Anniversary Gemstone for Lapis Lazuli

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.

Poems

    Lapis Lazuli

    Of bright royal blue
    With spots of gold too
    It feels as royal as can be
    It helps me really be me

Jokes

    Smiley What is many cats favorite stone?

      Lap-is.