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Properties of Lapis Lazuli

Published on Jan 09, 2014

Gemstone Lapis Lazuli
Other Names Lapis, Denim Lapis
Birthstone September, December
Hardness on Moh's Scale 5.0 - 5.5
Specific Gravity 2.79 - 2.90
Luster Vitreous to Waxy
Mineral Class Rock with Lazurite, calcite and Pyrite
Refractive Index 1.50 -1.55
Element Water
Category Nesosilicate
Metal to wear in Gold, Silver
Colors Blue and Multicolored
Zodiac sign Taurus and Sagittarius
Planet Saturn, Venus
Chakra Heart Chakra
Transparency Opaque
Origin Soviet Union, United States, Afghanistan

What is Lapiz Lazuli?

Lapiz Lazuli is an opaque gemstone which is used in jewelry items and ornate carvings. It is the 9th anniversary stone so it is good for those couples who are celebrating their 9th anniversary. It is a highly prized stone and is said to increase self knowledge and expression. Ancient civilizations used to value lapis lazuli more than Gold. It was believed that those who saw lapis lazuli in their dreams would get a faithful love in life. It is the traditional stone of loyalty.

Lapiz Lazuli

Properties of Lapis Lazuli

  • It helps in creating a strong spiritual connection between physical and celestial planes.
  • This is a stone of writing and helps people in automatic writing.
  • It is an excellent meditation stone and good for positive or white magic.
  • It protects people from psychic and physical attacks.
  • It protects an environment when placed in corners.
  • It is the stone of openness, truthfulness and mental clarity.
  • It is said to strengthen mind and bring emotional virility.
  • It is very useful for recovery from pain, grief or depression.
  • It builds strong inner power which helps in building courage and overcome shyness.
  • It is helpful in ailing from diseases like cancer, headache, seizures and sleep disorders.
  • It is also used for treatment of disorders related to spleen and lung problems.
  • It is said to be the stone for mind and communication.
  • It awakens the mind to a higher conscious and unlocks chakras.
  • It is very effective in curing melancholy and clarifying our thoughts.
  • It attracts fame and fortune.
  • It is one of the cornerstones of third chakra, fifth chakra, sixth and seventh chakra and so it helps in activating energies of these chakras.
  • It is said to unlock the working of mind if placed on forehead.
  • It makes the body more sensitive and raises vibratory rate to higher levels.


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