Origin of the name: From the Latin “lapis” and the Arabic “azul” meaning the blue stone.
Deposits: Afghanistan, United States, Canada, Chile, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia.
Lapis lazuli is an indigo blue, ultramarine blue stone. Lapis lazuli can be found speckled with gold(pyrite) and spotted with white(calcite)
During prehistoric times, lapis lazuli was used as an ornament and jewelry. It is a stone that has been used in all eras.
The Egyptians used it to create symbolic jewels (protective eye, scarab to bring luck). Lapis lazuli was a symbol of divine strength, power and courage. Its deep blue color was associated with immortality and infinity.
The name “jade stone” comes from the Spanish “piedra de ijada” which means “stone for the iliac fossa”. It was so named by the conquistadors at the beginning of the 15th century.
Deposits: Canada, Guatemala, USA, Russia, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, China, Kazakhstan, Burma, Italy
The Indians used white jade for lower back pain. It was also considered protective against evil spirits.
In China, jade symbolizes imperial power.
The Greeks used it in their remedies against pain and to help healing.
Since ancient times, stones have been used for their therapeutic virtues.
Fine stones promote the circulation of positive energy in the body.
Each stone has its own frequency depending on its molecular composition.
Fine stones act as magnets that absorb negative energies for new positive vibrations. It is called lithotherapy, from the Greek Lithos meaning stone and Therapeaia, therapy.