Lapis is the Latin word for stone and lazuli is of Medievel Latin, taken from Arabic and formerly the Persian word lazaward, which is the name of the stone in Persian and also of the place where lapis lazuli was mined. The English word azur comes from the name and color of lapis lazuli. In many cases a color is associated with the naming of the stone, but not with lapis. The name of the stone instead came to be associated with its color.
This deep blue stone ( usually abbreviated to just lapis) has a record of being mined in northeastern Afghanistan
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Lapis jewelery should always be protected from acidic substances, and never exposed to too much sunlight. Cleaning is simply wiping with a polishing cloth, and a little warm water and very soft brush if necessary. Because it is not very hard, lapis jewelry should be stored away from other jewelry as to prevent scratching or other damage.
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Lapis is regarded as the stone of friendship and truth. Said to encourage relationship harmony, it helps its wearer to be authentic, wise and open. It is also purported to be a powerful crystal for achieving a higher state of mind and enhancing one's intellectual ability.
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