Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is composed of calcite that is impregnated and richly colored by three different minerals – all of them silicates of soda and alumina, and all blue in color. Small bright yellow metallic grains and veinlets sometimes present in the body of the stones represent iron pyrites. A rock rather then a crystal, Lapis lazuli's main component is blue lazurite. It sometimes includes sodalite.

Chemical composition ((Na,Ca)8(AlSi)12O24(S,SO4))
Color Deep Blue with White and Gold flecks
Lustre Vitreous to greasy
Hardness 5.5
Crystal system Cubic
Origin Afghanistan
Healing properties*

Lapis lazuli supports the throat chakra and upper chest area. Draws anxieties to the surface . Aids communication and meditation. Associated with truth, balance and justice. Provides insight and clarity of mind.

Lapis Lazuli represented the night sky and the power of the gods to the ancient Egyptians; This stone has a history that stretches back 5000 years. It was prized by the pharoahs of ancient Egypt, who craftsmen used it to make treasures such as scarabs and eye shaped amulets. Lapis is also the stone of the Archangel Michael. lapis was thought to cure melancholy and recurring fevers, as well as increasing mental clarity and intuition.