The name of Lapis Lazuli comes from the Latin, meaning "The stone from Lazuli", a place in the former Persian empire where the most famous mine of this stone was located. This stone was so important and prevalent during history, that it even has a tone of blue named after it (just like turquoise for example), the azure. Since the antiquity, its popularity never seems to cease, it has been found in the graves and mausoleums of many famous historical personnel, including in the funeral mask of King Tutankhamun, the famous Pharaoh. Many cultures even rated Lapis Lazuli higher than gold. It was first exported to Europe at the end of the middle ages, and it soon became an instant hit. Soon thereafter it inspired many famous artists of the Renaissance and the Baroque, including for example Vermeer, Titian and Perugino.
Today, the hype around this wonderful blue gemstone is higher than ever. We therefore make completely sure that the Lapis Lazuli earrings we offer in our selection are only made with the best quality stones mined all over the world, combined with the highest quality sterling silver on the market, because this stone deserves the care.
Its amazing beauty should be a reason enough to acquire one, but Lapis Lazuli also have some wonderful healing properties attributed to it. It is believed that it has a purifying effect, helping to open the chakra centers and provide better connection between the mind and the body. During ancient times, it was also used to determine whether a marriage will be successful, people said that by looking through it, the blue color will fade it encountered with an unfaithful person.