True to its name, Lapis means “blue stone” in Latin. As far back as 3100 BC, the ancient Egyptians used lapis in jewelry and other royal ornaments. The famous golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen included lapis. Other ancient civilizations such as the Babylonians, Minoans, Chinese, Greeks and Romans also incorporated this stunning blue stone in their fine pieces of art. Catherine the Great of Russia decorated a room in her palace with lapis walls, fireplaces, doors and mirror frames.
Lapis is said to have the ability to open the channels of truthful communication. This stone is ideal for setting intentions and setting inner visions. Given its history, Lapis is also known for its royal virtues.