Approximately 2.5” sphere
hand carved wood display stand, beautiful carved wood storage box
Lapis lazuli value is determined almost exclusively by color. A deep, intense, blue with violet tones would be at the apex. Fine grained, uniform specimens can attain a smooth, highly polished surface not seen in lower grades.
The ancient Roman natural historian Pliny the Elder called lapis lazuli “a fragment of the starry firmament,” in admiration of its colors, deep blue with twinkling bits of gold. Lapis lazuli (also simply referred to as lapis) is actually a rock composed of lazurite, haüyne, sodalite, and nosean, all members of the sodalite group of minerals. (Lazurite itself may be considered a sulfur-rich haüyne).
The colors of lapis range from a medium, grayish blue to intense, royal blue, to deep indigo, with varying amounts of white and brassy gold from calcite and pyrite inclusions. Some purists desire a specimen that’s almost entirely lazurite, a deep and uniform blue, but most seek a piece with a moderate to generous sprinkling of golden-colored pyrite.
Chakras - Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra
Birthstone - September
Zodiac - Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius
Crystal spheres are powerful tools, emitting harmony and positivity. Historically, the sphere is a perfect shape and held sacred: all points are the same distance away from the centre, making it a pure expression of unity, integrity and completeness. The shape of crystal spheres allows the energy to radiate in all directions at once, making them a great choice for many intentions. Crystals have great healing energy. The shape of the crystal changes its frequency: the more symmetrical the crystal, the higher the frequency. With spheres being the most symmetrical shape, crystal spheres emit a powerful, high-frequency healing energy which can be used in a variety of situations.