Keywords: Inner vision, Truthful communication, Royal virtues
Chakras: Third Eye (6th), Throat (5th)
Lapis Lazuli is a sodium aluminium silicate with sulphur, chlorine and hydroxyl, and variable inclusions of Pyrite and White Calcite. Its hardness is 5 to 6 and its crystal system is isometric, mostly aggregate. The ancient Greeks and Romans called the stone sapphirus, until the term Lapis Lazuli began to be used in the Middle Ages. In Latin, the name means ‘blue stone’, and this came from the ancient Persian word lazhuward, which meant ‘blue’. The finest Lapis Lazuli comes from the West Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghaniatan. Other deposits of generally lower quality are in Chile and Russia.