Lapis Lazuli

Lapis is a beautiful rock; an aggregate of several minerals, mainly lazurite, calcite, and pyrite.

Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man’s history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.

In ancient times Lapis Lazuli was most highly regarded because of its beautiful color and the valuable ultramarine dye derived from it. Its name comes from the Latin lapis, “stone,” and the Persian lazhuward, “blue.“

Why we love this gemstone


From ancient times to the present, many civilizations have prized lapis lazuli for its exquisite deep blue color.

6,500 YEARS

Scholars of ancient civilizations believe that the link between man and lapis lazuli stretches back beyond 6,500 years.


Renaissance painters used lapis to make “ultramarine” blue, an expensive pigment of unrivaled brightness and stability.