Its name comes from the Latin lapis, “stone,” and the Persian lazhu, “blue.”
Lapis Lazuli was among the most highly prized tribute paid to Egypt, obtained from the oldest mines in the world, worked from around 4000 B.C. and still in use today.
The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen was richly inlaid with Lapis, as were other burial ornaments of Egyptian kings and queens. It was used extensively in scarabs, pendants and other jewelry, and ground into powder for dyes, eye shadow and medicinal elixirs.
This is a protective stone. One of its attributes is to help make contact with spirit guardians. It opens the third eye and balances the throat chakra. It harmonizes emotional, mental and spiritual levels. It relieves pain related with migraines. It helps to overcome depression.
It helps bring awareness of the soul and your spiritual purpose in life.