Beautiful Lapis Lazuli Cat which we have had custom carved, you will receive the exact crystal pictured.
Size: 74mm x 52mm
Lapis Lazuli is technically a rock, as it is composed of different minerals - blue Lazulite (very rare) or Hauyne, as is most often the case, white Calcite and golden Pyrite. The less white Calcite and golden Pyrite in the stone, the more desirable it is, and it must contain at least 25% blue material in order to be called Lapis Lazuli. The name is derived from the Latin for stone: lapis and the Persian for heaven: l'azulus.
Lapis Lazuli has been prized as a gemstone for over 6,000 years amongst many different civilisations. The ancient Egyptians used it to create amulets of the Goddess of Truth, Maat, and the famous Queen Cleopatra was believed to have used it crushed as eyeshadow. The Sumerian Goddess of Love, Inanna was portrayed as carrying a Lapis rod and wearing Lapis jewellery as she entered the underworld. Powdered Lapis Lazuli was also used to create the rich, deep pigment “ultramarine”, which was especially popular during the Middle Ages.
Lapis Lazuli Metaphysical Properties include:
- Promoting wisdom and mental endurance
- Kindness and love, helping relationships
- Protection from negative energy.
- Boosting peace and harmony, helps disorganisation
- Improving creative expression
- Promotes natural gifts and skills
- Helps depression
- Helps develop psychic abilites
Please note that as crystals and minerals are natural, they may not be as perfect as glass or man-made replicas. Softer stones in particular such as jet and satin spar have natural marks on them, so please handle them gently.
All crystal properties are based on metaphysical beliefs, and should not be used as a substitute for medical care. For metaphysical and geological properties of each crystal, please download our free app, more information here.
Our top priority is ensuring your crystals arrive in perfect condition, but also in a way that has as little impact on the planet as possible. We use box suppliers who create our boxes out of recycled and sustainable materials, our padded envelopes are from a Climate Neutral company who use FSC certified sources, and our bubble wrap is recyclable.
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