The Origin & History of Lapis Lazuli
With a name that dances on the tongue, rich history with royalty and artists, and a shimmering deep blue hue that leaves eyes wide in awe, Lapis Lazuli is the epitome of all we adore about the mystical world of healing crystals.
Celebrated as being The Wisdom Stone, Lapis Lazuli was loved by the Ancient Egyptians and in paintings and scrolls is often seen adorning the Pharaohs, Queens, and Goddesses. Back then, it wasn’t just used as a jewel, but was even ground down to become eyeshadow and elixirs. The beautiful blue stone was one of the highest regarded gems in Egypt. It came from the oldest mines in the world was given to those of great prestige. From the sarcophagus to the breastplate of the high priest, few jewels in the world rose to the status that Lapis Lazuli was able to reach.
It’s deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth. In ancient times Lapis Lazuli was most highly regarded because of its beautiful color and the valuable ultramarine dye derived from it.