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Lapis Jewelry :

Lapis Lazuli Earrings

Lapis and Azurite Earrings

Lapis, Sapphire Gold Earrings

Lapis Lazuli and Onyx Earrings

Silver Lapis Earrings

Silver/Gold Lapis Ring

Lapis, Sugilite, Malachite Ring

Lapis Lazuli, Opal Pin/Pendant

Lapis, Chrysocolla, Amethyst Pendant

Lapis, Opal Pendant

Lapis Lazuli, Azurite Pendant

Lapis LazuliPendant

Lapis, Turquoise Ring

Lapis, Opal, Quantum Quattro Pendant

Men's Lapis Lazuli Ring

Man's Lapis Ring

Lapis, Turquoise Cuff

Lapis Lazuli and Gemstone Cabochon Bracelet

Chrysocolla, Lapis Pendant

Lapis Lazuli, Malachite Pendant

Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Amethyst Pendant

Lapis Amethyst Pendant

Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Larimar Amethyst Earrings

Lapis Lazuli
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Lapis lazuli is the Traditional birthstone for December and the accepted gem for the seventh and ninth wedding anniversary. It is the Planetary stone for Capricorn and the Zodiac stone for Libra. See other December birthstones.

Top quality lapis lazuli comes from Afghanistan where it has been mined for centuries. It is also found in Siberia, Chile, the U.S., Pakistan, and Canada. The name is derived from the Latin 'lapis' which means stone, and from the Persian word 'lazhward' which means blue rock.


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Lapis Lazuli, 5 to 5.5 on the Mohs scale, is a soft, blue gemstone that may contain contain white (calcite) or gold (pyrite) colored inclusions. It has been used for more than six thousand years in jewelry and to create carvings, beads and sculptures. It was also used by the Egyptians to color cosmetics and by the Assyrians and Babylonians for seals, and ground into powder by Renaissance painters to produce bright blues.

Lapis is thought to promote wisdom and insight, to influence spiritual thinking and psychic abilities, and to enhance the inner self. Carried in an amulet bag or worn as an amulet, lapis is believed to enhance one's power, wisdom, and ensure loving relationships.

As a healing stone, It is used for emotional healing, disorders of the throat, bone marrow, thymus, and the immune system.


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Sources of Information:
The Curious Lore of Precious Stones
by G.F. Kunz. J.D. Lippincott. 1913
The Mineral Gallery
The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
International Colored Gemstone Association
National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals Alfed A. Knopf 1979
Stones - Their Collection, Identification and Uses by R. V. Dietrich. Geoscience Press. 1980
Guide to Gems and Precious Stones Simon & Schuster 1986
Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Gems and Jewelry by Joel E. Arem. Geoscience Press. 1992
Gems in Myth, Legend, and Lore by Bruce G. Knuth. Jeweler's Press 1999
Healing Crystals by Cassandra Eason. Vega 2003









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