Healing Lapis Lazuli Definition
Latin supplies the name of this gemstone; lapis means “stone” while lazuli comes from lazulum, an antiquated word for blue that refers to the gem’s place of origin. It was traditionally used to accentuate luxury items like King Tutankhamun’s mummy case, Chinese carvings, and the Russian Faberge eggs.
Afghanistan and the Middle East overall were the source of lapis lazuli. They exported it to other countries because the blue color became extremely valuable. Mesopotamians used the semi-precious stone for important seals, as well as for jewelry.