Lapis Lazuli

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Information about Lapis Lazuli
Discover some fascinating information about Lapis Lazuli.

  • Facts and Information about Lapis Lazuli
  • Guide to Lapis Lazuli
  • Use of Lapis Lazuli in jewelry

What are Lapis Lazuli?
What exactly are Lapis Lazuli? The definition of a Lapis Lazuli is as follows:

  • In translation the term lapis lazuli means “stone of Lazvard” from Lapis the Latin word for 'stone' and Lazuli from the name of a place where the gemstone was originally mined
  • It is an azure blue semiprecious stone
  • The source of the pigment ultramarine, Lapis lazuli is not a mineral but a rock colored by lazurite
  • Highly associated and used in Ancient Egyptian Jewelry most popularly in scarab amulets

The Colors of Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli come in a wide range of natural blue colors and shades. Color is mainly caused by the gemstone's selective absorption of certain wavelengths of light called the body color.

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In gemstones, color consists of three components:

  • Hue - the first impression of the color
  • Tone - the lightness or darkness of color ranging from light to medium to dark
  • Saturation - the intensity of a gemstone's color which is measured from dull to strong to vivid

Birthstone Facts and Information about Lapis Lazuli
The following list provides Birthstone facts and information about this gemstone:

  • It is an alternate birthstone of the month of January
  • Wedding anniversary gemstone for the 7th and 9th year of marriage
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Capricorn dates: December 22 - January 20
  • Capricorn - The Tenth Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Goat
  • Ruling Planet of Capricorn: Saturn
  • Alternate Birthstones of Capricorn: Onyx, Ruby, Turquoise, Blue Topaz and Garnet

History, Significance and Properties of Lapis Lazuli
It was very popular with the Egyptians, several of their Talismans being made of this gem, particularly the Eye and Heart. On account of its beautiful deep blue colour it has always been dedicated to Venus, and in Christian religions is regarded as the stone of the Virgin Mary. It was freely used by the Greeks and Romans both for ornamental purposes and for the cure of Apoplexy, Epilepsy, diseases of the Spleen, and all skin ailments and blood disorders. Also a necklace of Lapis Lazuli beads was considered beneficial to inspire courage in timid children, cure depression, whilst it strengthened the affections, ensured fidelity in friends and brought success in love.

Lapis Lazuli Jewelry
Lapis Lazuli jewelry is extremely popular especially for those nearest and dearest. All different types of jewelry containing Lapis Lazuli are available including:

  • Lapis Lazuli rings
  • Lapis Lazuli bracelets
  • Lapis Lazuli pendants
  • Lapis Lazuli earrings
  • Lapis Lazuli necklaces

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Birthstones & Jewelry Insurance
Your home insurance policy may not fully cover you for birthstone jewelry insurance, engagement ring insurance or wedding ring insurance. Your home insurance policy probably covers jewelry theft, but not loss that occurs for other reasons. A typical home insurance policy will only usually pay a maximum of $1,000 for jewelry theft. Obtain a Jewelry Insurance quote from the Chubb group of jewelry insurance.

Lapis Lazuli

  • Facts and Information
  • Guide to Lapis Lazuli
  • Use of Lapis Lazuli in jewelry
  • Information & Facts about Lapis Lazuli
  • Colors
  • Symbolism and significance

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