This pendant has a width of about 22mm (just under 1 inch) and a length of about 30mm (about an inch and a quarter). It's wire wrapped by hand in brass wire and hangs on round black leather cord.
Most lapis contains traces of pyrite, or fool's gold, which is a silvery gold in color, making it a perfect companion to any color or finish of metal.
The lengths of the necklace is 22 inches.
- Lapis Lazuli stone
- Leather cord
- Brass wire
- Brass clasp
Price: $32 + shipping.
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Lapis lazuli is not a stone one usually likes right away - its deep, mysterious energies can be veiled for a long time until one's mind is ready to be still, be open and have the courage to discover the mysteries of the universe in silence.
The name is international, from the Latin, 'lapis', which means stone, and from the Arabic, 'azul', which means blue. It literally means "blue rock" and is actually a rock rather than a mineral. It is composed of a highly variable mixture of the minerals lazurite, pyrite and calcite. The best Lapis Lazuli is uniformly deep blue in color, being opaque to semi-translucent and consist almost totally of lazurite.
Lapis Lazuli symbolises the starry night sky and has been highly praised since ancient times for its powerful psychic protection properties.
Lapis is a celestial, divine stone. It is traditionally a stone of royalty. Lapis Lazuli was revered in both Egypt and Babylonia and was believed to be a cure for melancholy. The Egyptian high priest wore a Lapis Lazuli image of Mat, the goddess of truth, around his neck.
Lapis Lazuli is thought to stimulate the higher levels of the mind encouraging clarity and objectivity. It is also believed to allow the release of stress bringing deep inner peace.
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