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Behind the Design

The Stone of Heaven

Lapis Lazuli is a relatively rare semi-precious stone known for its intense blue color. Lapis is the Latin word for "stone" and lazuli is the genitive form of the Medieval Latin lazulum, which is taken from the Arabian lāzaward, meaning "heaven" or "sky".

Lapis Lazuli is known to have healing and spiritual energy and is known for quickly releasing stress, allowing for peace and serenity. Lapis Lazuli's dark blue energy enhances respect and compassion in ourselves, while teaching us humanity and honor.

The Lapis Lazuli gemstones are mined in Badakhshan, Afghanistan under the watchful eye of Fawzia Koofi, Afghan Member of Parliament and first woman to run for President of Afghanistan. The raw Lapis is milled into beads by an Afghan woman owned business, and those beads are then crafted into bracelets by Afghan Army widows trained as artisans in Kabul. 

Behind the Design

 

 

 Behind the Design