Yes! Lapis Lazuli is one of December’s alternative birthstones and a perfect selection for someone looking for larger or flashier December birthstones.
Plus, since Lapis Lazuli is perfect for handmade artisan jewelry, there are many unique jewelry options to choose from when you’re looking for birthstone jewelry for your loved one.
Genuine Lapis Lazuli is valued not only for its range of blue colors but also for the imperfections and inclusions of other colors in the stone.
Fake Lapis will also try and pass off an opaque blue stone without any imperfections. Real Lapis Lazuli has tiny specks of gold and white in even the deepest blue stones and may have entire veins or areas of those colors depending on the color and quality.
Always look for a little gold and maybe a little white in genuine Lapis.
Yes. Lapis Lazuli is a low-maintenance stone that doesn’t need special care or attention when you’re wearing it. Even large jewelry made with Lapis Lazuli holds up well because the stone is difficult to crack or scratch.
Just avoid wearing Lapis Lazuli while doing household chores or playing sports, and you should be in good shape.
Absolutely! Handmade Lapis Lazuli jewelry is the perfect anniversary gift for anyone looking for eye-catching jewelry, who loves the color blue, or who wants something a little different in their jewelry collection.
Lapis Lazuli is also the traditional gift for 9th anniversaries, so it’s a great way to commemorate your connection and commitment to that special someone.
Yes, absolutely. The Sterling Silver I use in my jewelry is always nickel free and hypoallergenic. I make all of my jewelry right here in the USA, partly so I can control what materials are used and ensure everything is hypoallergenic.
If you want to learn more about why nickel free Sterling Silver is important for jewelry, take a look at my article Hypoallergenic And Nickel Free Information talking about it!
Yes! Lapis Lazuli has been used in jewelry for at least 6,500 years - and in that time, it’s collected a lot of different meanings and associations.
Ancient Egyptians thought the stone was connected to the night sky, while more modern interpretations link Lapis Lazuli to Strength, Courage, and mental power.
When worn, Lapis Lazuli is also thought to help ward off evil and to improve your intuition.