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Lapis Lazuli Jewellery

The Celestial Stone

Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue coloured stone , often exhibiting a suble mottled pattern.

It was formed as the result of contact metamorphism , when pre existing limestone and marble rocks were changed by the intense heat and pressure of intruding magmas.  The process formed the deep blue Lazurite stone . Many Lapis Lazuli stones exhibit a speckled gold or silver glint , due to the presence of shiny iron pyrites. 

It was prized for its beautiful deep celestial blue colour by many ancient cultures , often being worn by royalty. It has been used to create an ultramarine coloured fabric dye. 

A birthstone for Capricorn and Libra.  A symbol of honour , wisdom and truth . I may bring harmony and inner tranquility.