The Lapis Lazuli gemstone is one of the richest coloured gemstones you can find. The name comes from the Latin word ‘lapis’ meaning ‘stone’ and the Persian word 'lazhward' meaning ‘blue’. Traditionally it has always been believed to encourage wisdom and an ability to calm the mind and the senses.
Lapis Lazuli | Did you know?
In ancient Egypt, the gemstone was used for both jewellery and cosmetics, most famously for royal burial sites. It is even believed that Michelangelo used Lapis Lazuli in powder form to create bright blue hues in the frescoes in his Sistine Chapel - what a claim to fame for this fabulous gemstone.
Lapis Lazuli | Navy Blue
Found in many corners of the globe including Afghanistan, Argentina and Italy, Lapis Lazuli is quite the intrepid traveller. Not only is the gemstone dripping in historical facts, it's ability to change colour with movement and lighting is what makes it so special. The gold flecks on the surface of this mesmerising navy blue stone enhance the beauty and what we particularly love, is that every stone is completely unique. Combined with its mystical powers, makes for the ultimate jewellery companion.
An Auree Favourite | Gold and Gemstones
Our 9ct Solid Gold Signet Rings are one of our favourite bespoke pieces we make at Auree. The signet rings are all handmade in the UK by our wonderful Italian workshop. You can choose to have these seal engraved with your crest (please see signet product for more info). The depth and richness of colour against the warmth of yellow gold is such an eye catching combination. The perfect partner to carry through life with you.
Legend has it | Wisdom and Power
Lapis Lazuli has a trio of magical properties - truth, wisdom and power. It is the longstanding symbol of royalty, and therefore it's no wonder that this gemstone is all about inner and outer power. Lapis set in gold is one of our favourites here at Auree HQ.
Do you have a Lapis Lazuli Gemstone to set?
If you are lucky enough to have a Lapis Lazuli gemstone lying around in your jewellery box, we are here to help. Our bespoke jewellery service offers any style or idea that you would like, all you have to do is drop us an email or give us a call. We love helping bring ideas to life, especially when such beautiful gemstones can be given a new lease of life.