Look closely and you'll see the celestial blue of the heavens flecked with stars of gold in our Kabul lapis lazuli necklace.
If the heavens are for you who can prosper against you? Imbued with wisdom and truth, this necklace is a reminder of the strength of your inner light and vision.
Lapis Lazuli is a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue color and the valuable ultramarine dye derived from it. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision.
Its name comes from the Latin lapis, "stone," and the Persian lazhuward, "blue." It also used to be referred to as 'sapphirus specked with gold' even though it bears no relationship to what we know today as sapphire.
Lapis Lazuli was among the most highly prized tribute paid to Egypt, obtained from the oldest mines in the world, worked from around 4000 B.C. and still in use today.
The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen was richly inlaid with Lapis, as were other burial ornaments of Egyptian kings and queens.
It was used extensively in scarabs, pendants and other jewelry, and ground into powder for dyes, eye shadow and medicinal elixirs.