This stone's two-part name comes from two different cultures: lapis is a Latin word meaning "stone," while lazuli comes from the Persian word lazhuward meaning "blue." In ancient times Lapis Lazuli was most highly regarded because of its beautiful color and the valuable ultramarine dye derived from it. It is rock formed by multiple minerals, mostly Lazurite, Sodalite, Calcite and Pyrite, and is a rich medium to royal blue with gold flecks (pyrites). In both Egypt and Persia, the stone was associated with the night sky, and was a highly prized jewel of Kings and Queens.
It is associated with wisdom and knowledge, and is said to aid writers, performers and leaders if they wear it while pursuing their dreams.
Converted from a pair of earrings, this ring has a beautiful deep blue hue with a smattering of light veins, like a cosmic band of stars set in 14 karat gold, with Greek Key designs framing the impressive orb. If you are a true blue lover with big dreams, this belongs right on your hand!
Size (can be resized): 7.5
Dimensions: Ring top is 26mm at widest point.
Weight: 5.6 grams
Materials: Gold, lapis lazuli
Metal: 14K gold