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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

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 and represent iron pyrites.

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*: 
Supports the throat and upper chest areas; draws anxieties to the surface.
Folklore: 
Lapis Lazuli represented the night sky and the power of the gods to the ancient Egyptians; Lapis is also the stone of the Archangel Michael.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.