Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lapis Lazuli Egg Duo with Pyrite Inclusions

These two beauties are from the ancient mines in Afghanistan. These are the perfect wedding gifts as the stone, Lapis promotes fidelity and protection between partners. (The same is true for business partnerships.) They are used for protection from negative emotions like envy and fear. These stones assist in balancing yin yang energies, allowing one to connect with both the male and female strengths within. 

The egg shape is also symbolic of new beginnings, creation, fertility and possibilities. Read Egg Symbology and Easter for more detailed information. Both of these eggs are a beautiful blue, one is deeper and the other a more sky blue. They both have multiple pyrite inclusions throughout. Lapis Lazuli with pyrite inclusions is the most prized form. While Lapis can be found in several locations throughout the world, quality pyrite-included specimens are only found in Afghanistan. 

Historically: Lapis-lazuli was highly prized in ancient times. The earliest published use of the name lapis-lazuli appears to be from 1636 by Anselmus Boetus de Boodt in Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia. page 273. The name is said to be derived from the Latin 'Lapis' and the persian 'Lazhward', meaning Blue. The name should be pronounced 'Lap-is Laz-u-lee'. Lapis-lazuli is one of the very first gemstones mined. Ancient mines in Afghanistan have been worked, according to one resource, since 6000 BC. Some of these mines are worked today using the same techniques utilized thousands of years ago. These two beauties come from one of these ancient mines. The first stable blue colorant used in the ancient world came from lapis lazuli, a semiprecious stone mined in Afghanistan. The Egyptians prized lapis, combining it with gold to adorn the tombs of the pharaohs, or powdering it into eye shadow for Cleopatra. They used Lapis Lazuli as a symbol of Truth. The Egyptian Book Of The Dead describes a monthly ceremony using a Lapis Lazuli carved in the shape of an eye and decorated with Gold. Egyptians also used the gem to create a dye for clothing and was extremely popular as a carved scarab and many pieces of jewelry have been found in the pyramids with Lapis stones. 

King Solomon was given a Lapis ring by an Angel which enabled him to control legions of demons. He used this powerful ring to build his great temple. Originally called Sapphire, During the middle ages in Europe, powdered Lapis was used to create a distinctive blue pigment known as ultramarine. This brilliant blue paint was used in many masterpieces and to decorate the hand written manuscripts of the day.

In Meditation and Metaphysics: Lapis Lazuli is a most powerful stone and should be used with care during meditation. When working or meditating with Lapis Lazuli, it can bring matters more clearly to the mind. Lapis Lazuli is highly effective at opening the Third Eye or 6th Chakra in meditation but should only be used this way by an experienced practitioner. 

As a healer, Lapis Lazuli is said to aid in overcoming insomnia, reduce fevers, help with diseases of the blood or aid in repairing broken bones. Also said to impart physical strength to the arms and legs, can be used to calm frayed nerves, provides relief from pain, and helps one overcome melancholy. Excellent stone to use for relief of migraine headaches when placed over forehead and combined with special breathing mediation. 

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Location of Origin: Afghanistan 
Price: $61.00 USD
Shipping: $5.00
We are sorry but at this time we cannot ship internationally. 
Total: $66.00

An additional 8.5% Sales Tax is added to price for California residents.

Tax on this item is $5.19 USD
Total Price including tax is $71.19 USD

This lot has SOLD and are on their way to their new home. 

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