Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli has been utilized for more than 6,000 years in ornaments, and is known worldwide for its stunningly dark blue shading. The name of the stone is a blend of Latin and Arabic words signifying 'blue stone'. Lapis Lazuli has a rating of 5-6 on the mohs scale of its hardness; under extreme conditions it is quite sensitive, however it can also be used as a base for water colors, oil paints and tempera paints when grounded into powder form. This wonderful stone is accepted to symbolize truth and friendship.