Our lapis lazuli jewelry is made with natural lapis gemstones. Most of our stones were mined in Afghanistan with tiny gold flecks of pyrite inclusions. Lapis is often called the stone of truth and friendship.
Lapis was discovered over 6,000 years ago in the Hindu-Kush mountains of Afghanistan. It is a natural untreated stone with a royal blue color with gold pyrite inclusions. Lapis can now be found in several places around the world, with Afghanistan still known for having the highest quality stones.
During the middle ages Lapis was used as a pigment for ultramarine color by painters. In the Middle East Lapis was used an inlays in wall panels in palaces and churches.