I'm here on Tuesday to continue our Natural stone discovery route. I have to say that we have already travelled a good part of the way. The presentation of the following stones : theAmethyst, TheAgate, the Grenat, the Turquoise, theObsidian And theTiger's Eye.
On July 31, I introduced you Sodalite Through the article: What is Sodalite? How to recognize, use and reload.
In this article, I explained to you that Sodalite was regularly confused with the stone ofLapis Lazuli, It is therefore time for you to make the presentation.
You will discover All the characteristics of this stone To avoid confusion with another and to know more specifically if these Virtues and benefits Meets your expectations and your personality.
Discovered and used for more than 7000 years, the Lapis Lazuli is a very popular rock in various fields such as jewellery, mineralogyor else the lithothérapie.
Regularly confused with Sodalite, these two stones have some common properties. However, several criteria differentiate them:
True stone of communication, but also of friendship and love, this stone helps you to work your extra-sensory faculties.
Now is the time to enter the heart of the subject and tell you more about this particular stone...
Very old natural stone, it is recognized in particular for its use as ornamental stone in jewellery, painting and decoration.
Lapis Lazuli is used for the manufacture of jewellery and ornaments. It is then found in different forms: pearls, amulets, pendants...
It is a stone that was much confused with the Sapphire and was at that time called Starry Sapphire.
At that time, the Lapis Lazuli was considered an aphrodisiac. The Romans then used it as an antidote to snake bites. This stone was also reduced to powder for purely cosmetic use.
This stone is used after being ground, as paint pigment (it was this pigment that Michelangelo used to realize the sky of the Sistine Chapel in Rome) and was also used for the dyeing of tissues.
She owned curative virtues, many consumed it crushed and mixed in milk to strengthen their limbs and prevent the spirit of fears and desires. It was indeed considered to be the stone that brought robustness to its bearer.
Lapis Lazuli represents the stone of the Gods. For ancient civilizations, this stone was even more prized than gold.
Today considered as a semi-precious stoneat that time it had the equivalent of the place that diamond occupies today in society.
During the Bronze Age, the Lapis Lazuli is at its peak of its symbolic and physical value, it is used for creation of animal statuettes (beetles), seals and other fashionable objects.
Lapis Lazuli Stone is best known and used in jewellery-making and there lithothérapie for his many energy properties.
As we will see later in this article, of multiple beneficial properties are attributed to it both emotionally and physically.
Globally recognized, it is the national stone of Chile.
They differentiate two origins for the name of Lapis Lazuli stone, corresponding to the two names that make up it.
"Lapis" means stone.
"Azul" means blue, azur.
What ultimately gives us " blue stone" and which therefore corresponds entirely to the physical aspect of the stone.
Term Lazuli comes from the Persian Lâdjaward which is a derivative of the Sanjrit "raja farta" meaning "portion of king", which clearly demonstrates the value attached to mineral.
It is a metamorphic rock of the feldspathoid group, mainly composed of lazurite (25 to 40 %). This is where its color comes from intense matt blue.
It may include white veins (calcite), but also yellow flashes/golden flakes of pyrites. You have to know that the more there are, the less valuable the stone is.
This stone belongs to the family Silicates. It has a density of 2.7 to 3 and a hardness of between 5 and 5.5 on the Mohs scale.
The first deposits were discovered in Afghanistan (Badakhchan Province), since other deposits have emerged, notably in the United States, Canada, Pakistan, Chile and Russia (Lake Baikal region).
As seen a little above, the Lapis Lazuli has been Chile's national stone since 20 September 1984. The main deposit is located there.
To bring all its benefits, the stone needs to regain all its energies. For this, it is essential to take the utmost care. avoiding excessive heat sources, soap and saline solutions.
Clean your stone makes it possible to rid it of all the negative energies it has accumulated during use.
You can place it in an amethyst geode, a quartz block or more simply in a bowl of unsalted water. Let it soak all night.
Be careful that the container used is based on a natural material (glass and not plastic).
Lapis Lazuli then charge via the sun's rays (natural light) for only a few moments.
This stone is associated with signs of Sagittarius, Fish and Aquarius.
It is used mainly in direct application at the level of Chakra of throat and third eye.
As you know, every year in his wedding name. And quite precisely, it happens that the wedding of Lapis Lazuli mark 56 years of marriage in a couple!
That is how we come to the end of this article. I sincerely hope that you have taken pleasure in reading it and discovering why not, certain characteristics of this stone that you did not know yet...
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On this, I wish you a good week and I find you next Tuesday to discover a new stone!
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