Lapis lazuli or lapis for short, is a deep blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth and derives its name from the Latin lapis, 'stone,' and the Persian lazhuward, 'blue.' Blue crystal energy is believed to unblock and balance the Throat Chakra. The darker shades of the blue carry the power of truth making Lapis Lazuli the crystal of choice for these Chakras. Care Instructions Detergents and lotions can damage the finishing and colour of the stones / crystals. * Clean with soft 100% cotton. Disclaimer: The information provided is intended as a reference of the metaphysical and healing energies of the crystals. Their healing powers are not established and cannot be guaranteed. Crystals should never be used as a substitute for conventional medical or psychological treatment.