Lapis Lazuli and Pyrite Stone Necklace
Five Graduated lapis lazuli stones on strung cubes of pyrite stone and closed with a rope textured toggle clasp.
Necklace approx 17" ; Center stone approx 1¼" x 1"
Made with Love in NYC.
Brings inner vision, truthful communication and royal virtues.
Meaning ‘blue stone,’ in Latin, Lapis Lazuli came from the ancient Persian word lazhuward, which meant ‘blue.’ Lapis Lazuli is found in the West Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, in Chile and Russia.
As early as 3100 B.C., ancient Egyptians used Lapis in jewelry, along with medicine and cosmetics, for which it was ground into powder. Evoking royalty and spirituality, Lazuli is believed to bring inner peace and freedom from negative thoughts by Buddhists. Lapis encourages intuition and awareness, enhancing your ability to teach or learn
Persistence, confidence, action and creativity
The name comes from the Greek word for fire, because sparks come from hitting two pieces together. Pyrite is also known as ‘fools’ gold’ due to its yellow and metallic appearance. It was used by the ancient Incas as mirrors.