Since the Neolithic age 12,000 years ago, Lapis Lazuli has been mined in the Kokcha River Valley of Afghanistan. When crushed into a fine mix, the almost luminous blue powder can be used to make valuable ultramarine pigment - the name literally translating to ‘beyond the sea’.
Shining channels of gold pyrite crystals are a common feature of intense blue lapis nuggets, making it one of the most luxurious gemstones, and sometimes even creating the effect of stars shimmering in a dark evening sky. It’s no wonder then that it is thought to grant the wearer with cosmic wisdom and invoke feelings of deep calmness. It’s mysterious and expansive energy is sure to resonate particularly with September babies as their unique and mesmerising birthstone.