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Lapis Lazuli set in 925 silver cufflinks.
Originally the lapis lazuli corresponds to those born in the month of December, but due to changes that sought to sell people more accessible stones, the history was modified. It is also the 7th and 9th anniversary stone and its zodiacal sign is Capricorn. However, in accordance with many studies and modifications they decided to assign this stone also to those born under the month of September. So if you were born in December, you carry by designation of the universe and history this blue stone for protection. And if your month is September, you have every right to choose it.
Lapis Lazuli probably has the richest history a gemstone could have. Since the advent of human history, the stone has been so sought after that it has retained its position of ‘high value’ over many civilizations. Egyptian priests wore lapis lazuli amulets as they were considered an emblem of the heavens. Epiphanius, Bishop of Constantia in Cyprus, quoted earlier sources that the Tables of the Law of Moses were written on two blocks of lapis lazuli, which is often considered as the eleventh stone of the breastplate. Chinese ancient writings report that the gem was offered to the lords of the universe by kinds and high priests. Greeks and Romans considered lapis lazuli a gem of heaven as well. For them this birthstone symbolized personal bravery and was regarded as a gem of true friendship. Egyptians used it t carve their Talismans’ Eye and Heart while the Christian believers history associate the stone with Virgin Mary. Greeks and Romans widely used this stone not only for ornamental purposes but also as a medication to cure several diseases include Epilepsy, skin ailment, Apoplexy, Spleen etc.
Lapis Lazuli is said to activate both the third-eye and the throat chakra. Its primary chakra is the third-eye chakra. Blue stones also tend to activate the throat chakra.
A stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks, Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence. It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.
Lapis Lazuli boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of inflammation. It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and overcomes depression. Lapis Lazuli benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, vocal cords, and thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow and thymus.