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Lapis Lazuli by Forbiddenynforgotten Lapis Lazuli by Forbiddenynforgotten
I absolutely love lapis lazuli! <3

Lapis lazuli (sometimes abbreviated to lapis) is a relatively rare semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue color.

Lapis lazuli was being mined in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan as early as the 3rd millennium BC,and there are sources that are found as far east as in the region around Lake Baikal in Siberia. Trade in the stone is ancient enough for lapis jewelry to have been found at Predynastic Egyptian and ancient Sumerian sites, and as lapis beads at neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the Caucasus, and even as far from Afghanistan as Mauritania.

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Metaphysical properties: ♥ Inner truth ♥ Inner power ♥ Love ♥ Purification ♥ Intuition ♥ Positive magic ♥ Self-confidence ♥ Manifestation ♥ Friendship

Lapis Lazuli is a combination rock type of Calcite, Lazurite & Pyrite. Lapis Lazuli is a 9th Anniversary gemstone.

Chakras - Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra
Birthstone - December
Zodiac - Taurus, Sagittarius
Typical colours - deep blue flecked with gold (Pyrite)

A stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks, Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence. It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.

Lapis Lazuli boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of inflammation. It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and overcomes depression. Lapis Lazuli benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, vocal chords, and thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow and thymus.

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S17s17 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I'll admit, I share the ancient sentiment that this stone is incredible to look at--one of my absolute favorites since I was a kid! I'm still trying to find a specimen as nice as this to just have with me
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Forbiddenynforgotten Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They really are beautiful stones! :D
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alexblue0 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
looks cool, learn about lapis from minecraft
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Forbiddenynforgotten Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! :)
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alexblue0 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
did you do one on obsidian
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Forbiddenynforgotten Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't done one with obsidian yet, no. :)
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alexblue0 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
if you do make one, get a cubish shaped on so it can refrence minecraft
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Kiwi-tan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student
Love lapis lazuli. It's really cool to see it in ancient art.
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Forbiddenynforgotten Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Kiwi-tan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student
you're welcome!
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