Are you looking for your next unique Hawaiian gift to add to your collection? If you’ve ever seen the beauty of a lapis lazuli stone, then you already know of its intensely deep blue color. The lapis lazuli will make you want to have this stone for yourself on its beauty alone, but it possesses specific metaphysical and protective properties as well.
If you’re looking for a celestial and sought-after stone, you’ll want to stay tuned to learn more about the lapis lazuli. Let’s take a step back in time and learn how the lapis lazuli came to be!
Origin and History of Lapiz Lazuli
Lapis lazuli pebbles are a metamorphic rock unlike any other. These gems get their bold appearance from the presence of lazurite, a blue silicate mineral. When combined with other minerals during metamorphosis, the rock transforms into an intense cobalt blue color with varying swirls. Many cultures compared the blue swirled stone to resemble the night sky. In ancient times these pebbles were used in jewelry making and to create small sculptures.
These lapis lazuli stones have been mined and found in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Egypt. In North America, lapis lazuli is mined commercially in California and Colorado. Our lapis lazuli pebbles are sourced from Madagascar and sold in our historic Hawaiian gift shop.
What are Lapis Lazuli Pebbles?
Humanity has sought after the lapis lazuli stone for centuries. You don't have to go mining in different countries or even visit us in Hawaii to get your hands on a lapis lazuli stone of your own. Our lapis lazuli pebbles are grade AA, so you know you are receiving high-quality stones.
Our pebbles come in 3 different sizes:
- Small - weighing between 10-19 grams
- Medium - weighing between 20-29 grams
- Large - weighing over 30 grams
With any of our lapis lazuli pebbles, you'll be able to find a gorgeous and stunning stone, no matter which size you prefer. Our lapis lazuli pebbles range from $10-$14, so you don't have to break the bank. We have various stones and crystals to help you grow your collection in our one-of-a-kind Hawaiian shop.
Metaphysical and Protective Properties
The gold pyrite and other minerals in the blue lapis lazuli gemstone during metamorphosis create a dark but sparkling swirl that resembles a night sky filled with stars. Some cultures believed that those who possessed the lapis lazuli stone also possessed the power of the stars.
Some believe that lapis lazuli stones carry different metaphysical properties such as courage, compassion, and honesty more profound than its beauty. The deep blue color is representative of honor, power, and royalty. Ancient cultures also believed that this stone brought protection for those who possessed it.
Whether it’s from the beauty, aura, or energy of the lapis lazuli stone, you will feel drawn to this unique gemstone. If you're interested in learning more about the healing benefits of rocks, crystals, and minerals, we have you covered.
The lapis lazuli stones are just one of our unique offerings at Whaler’s Locker. Visit us in Hawaii or shop online to grow your one-of-a-kind gemstone collection.