Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)8(AlSiO4)6(S,SO4,Cl)1-2
Commonly confused as a mineral, Lapis Lazuli is actually a rock. Lapis is composed of multiple minerals, which are Lazurite, Sodalite, Pyrite and Pyroxene. Lapis has been mined for over 6000 years for ornamental purposes and jewelry. Lapis Lazuli was one of the most valued stones of the ancient Egyptians, and was used for making pigments. Cleopatra favored the deep blue pigment for her iconic blue eyeshadow.
Lapis Lazuli is a strong stone that works with opening up our intuition and ability to retain information. It also can relieve headaches, and jaw tension when held or placed on the forehead. Carrying Lapis Lazuli during a class, or in a meeting will help one learn and retain the information being discussed.