Lapis Lazuli Silver Pendant
A beautiful eye catching bright blue Lapis Lazuli pendant, lovingly crafted and adorned with Sterling Silver fittings.
- Gorgeous authentic Lapis Lazuli
- Unique one of a kind pendant (Mother nature guarantees that no two Lapis Lazuli gemstones will be exactly alike)
- (L)25mm x (W)20mm oblong cut genuine Lapis Lazuli in .925 Sterling Silver
- Chain not included
Crystal Details: Lapis Lazuli is a rock typically composed of Lazurite, Calcite, Pyrite and Sodalite.
Chemical Composition: (Na,CA)8(AlSiO4)6(SO4,S,Cl)2
Hardness: On Mohs scale of mineral hardness - grade 5 to 6 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)
Colour: Lovely deep royal blue in colour and opaque with sprinkles of gold coloured Iron Pyrite here and there reminding us of the mystical night sky..
Uses: Crystals are a gift of nature that have been cherished and appreciated by humankind for for millennia. There are countless ways we can incorporate crystals into our daily lives. Placed around the home, worn as jewellery or simply held in the hand they remind us of our relationship with nature and Mother Earth.
It is known that crystals, due to their atomic makeup, hold heat and focus light energy, the often used example is quartz crystals being used in watches to generate an electric charge. Beyond this, it is said that crystals and gemstones have different energies that can be used to enhance your own energetic vibrations. Each gemstone is known for its unique 'energetic' properties.
Properties: Communication- Intuition - Inner Power
Lapis Lazuli encourages clear expression when sharing information with others, including easier communication of anger. A stone of truth, Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, and in the spoken and written word. Use it for all forms of deep communication. Using this blue crystal will both balance your inner self with your external self, and help to harmonize the male-female facets of your personality, as well as helping to relax you. Note, that it has a quite strong and unique energy that may challenge many people.
Historical Uses/ Folklore: Lapis lazuli is a stone may well have been one of the very first stones to have been mined by man with a history stretching back to 5000 BC. This gemstone was highly prised by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt who knew it as the "stone of heaven" and would use it in amulets, cylinder seals, scarabs and funerary masks. It was used to create the blue colouring on ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. It also provided temple priestesses with blue eye shadow. Although the funerary mask of Tutankhamun is probably one of the most well known artifacts to feature lapis lazuli, it was also found in the Royal Cemetery at Ur which dates back to 3,800 BC. The ruins of this ancient city are in modern day Iraq. It is said to also have been used by ancient Hebrews on ceremonial robes. In medieval times, Lapis Lazuli was considered to impart a tonic influence on the bearer, protect the individual from forces of darkness and bring the person closer to the angels and saints, conferring both enhanced energy and spiritual protection on those who carried this sky-blue gemstone.
Chakra: Crown (Sahasrara), Throat (Vishuddha)
How to Take Care of Your Lapis Lazuli Jewellery
- You can use warm, soapy water to clean your Lapis Lazuli. Wipe the surface with a soft cloth, as even a soft toothbrush can scratch this stone.
- Avoid steam or ultrasonic cleaners as they can ruin the colours and damage the surface of Lapis Lazuli.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to strong heat, direct light or sudden temperature changes.
- Each piece is unique so this is the exact item you will receive.
- Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Mandara Crystals does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.