Deep royal blue with delicate pyrite
Lapis Lazuli SET IN HAMMERED 22kt gold vermeil bezel ON 16 INCHES OF 14kt gold fill CHAIN WITH FACETED CRYSTAL BEAD DETAIL AT CONNECTING POINT.
Powerful stone for spiritual development. Allowing one to tap into inner power while purifying the soul. Lapis Lazuli is ruled by Jupiter and aids in balancing and cleansing all the chakras.
The connection with the eye may have come from the use of lapis to fashion carvings of a stylized, which was called the Eye of Isis or the All-Seeing Eye of the Goddess Maat. Since Isis was said to watch over the dead on their final journey, the lapis eye was placed in the sarcophagus with the mummy. The chief justice of Egypt wore the Eye of Maat when he rendered judgments.
Mined in Afghanistan.