LAPIS HISTORY

Lapis History

A Glorious Stone From The Leaf Of History!

A magical stone that derives its name “lapis lazuli” from two words of different origin. “Lapis” is of Latin origin, which means “Stone”, whereas, “Azula” comes from Arabic origin meaning “Blue”. Historians believe that the bond between humans and this astounding stone stretches back thousands of years. And quite frankly this is no exaggeration. Throughout history, you can find proofs of the significance of the stone with Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Samarians, Greeks, Chinese and Roman civilizations.

The stone has been valued and adored for its magnificent colors that depict the dusky sky and stars that shimmer upon it. In fact, many ancient civilizations believed in the heavenly powers and energies of the stone – associating quite a few religious practices with the stone as well.

  • LAZURITE COLOR MINERAL
  • Facts

    The royal deep blue color that has given lapis all the fame and magnificence is due to the presence of Lazurite – a deep blue color mineral.

    For the entire history stretching across thousands of years, Afghanistan has remained the epicenter for mining of the most exquisite and royal lapis lazuli stones. Even today Afghanistan accounts for a major share of highest quality lapis production. Other areas of mining for lapis include Pakistan, Russia, Chile, Canada, Angola, and the US. However, the stones extracted from the mines of Afghanistan are still valued above others because of their purity, splendor, and magnificence.

  • HISTORY

    Well, we can’t commit to the fact that Lapis was the first gemstone in history used as an ornament by humans. However, what we can confirm is that the archeologists have repeatedly found grave furnishings, chains, and beads made of lapis while excavating the ancient civilizations near the Mediterranean. That’s a clear indication of presence and regard of stone among the ancient civilizations of Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Romans, Greeks and Persians etc.

    Artifacts from ancient civilizations have revealed the jewelry making practices of the time, where archeologists have found lapis jewelry being made as beads, inlays, cabochons etc. Well, it wasn’t just the ornamental stone; rather it was seen as a holy stone with many myths associated with it.

    Earlier Egyptians believe the stone as a symbol of nobility and good luck, whereas, many ancient civilizations took the stone as holy and worthy of worship. History accredited Alexander the Great to introduce this magnificent stone to Europe while returning from his expeditions to Asia. Well, this might explain why the royal blue color of the stone was referred to as Ultramarine or simply translated to “Beyond the sea”.

  • KING TUTANKHANUM
LAPIS LAZULI JEWELRY

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Quality Guide
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Lapis Lazuli Composition and Quality Grade

Lapis Lazuli is a semi precious stone that is formed with combination of different minerals naturally in form of crystalline marble. Main components of Lapis Lazuli are


  • Royal blue Lapis sometimes with pyrite with no inclusions and no calcite

    Grade: AAA


  • Fine Quality Lapis Dark Blue color with pyrite and without calcite

    Grade: AA


  • Best Quality Lapis Dark Blue color with pyrite and some calcite

    Grade: A


  • Medium Quality Lapis Blue color with pyrite and some calcite outer and inner

    Grade: B


  • Low Quality Lapis Blue color with pyrite and a lot of calcite

    Grade: C

We sincerely hope that this guide is helpful and provides you with valuable information on the various quality grades Lapis Lazuli is being displayed on our store. All of the information that we’ve provided has been collected from various sources for your convenience. Feel free to find the best product for the best price. Happy Shopping, Good Luck..

Quality Guide
LOCO LAPIS LOGO

Lapis Lazuli Composition and Quality Grade

Lapis Lazuli is a semi precious stone that is formed with combination of different minerals naturally in form of crystalline marble. Main components of Lapis Lazuli are


  • Royal blue Lapis sometimes with pyrite with no inclusions and no calcite

    Grade: AAA


  • Fine Quality Lapis Dark Blue color with pyrite and without calcite

    Grade: AA


  • Best Quality Lapis Dark Blue color with pyrite and some calcite

    Grade: A


  • Medium Quality Lapis Blue color with pyrite and some calcite outer and inner

    Grade: B


  • Low Quality Lapis Blue color with pyrite and a lot of calcite

    Grade: C

We sincerely hope that this guide is helpful and provides you with valuable information on the various quality grades Lapis Lazuli is being displayed on our store. All of the information that we’ve provided has been collected from various sources for your convenience. Feel free to find the best product for the best price. Happy Shopping, Good Luck..