22 Midnight Blue Pyrite Lapis Button Beads

Product Code: ga4455

Availability:In stock

Price is per 16-inch string of about 22 beads - each measures a large 18mm x 6.5mm thick. Drilled throughout ready to thread. Beautiful quality beads with specs of gold.

Lapis is for friendship and self-descipline.

Lapis Lazuli is gemstone straight out of fairy tales of the Arabian Nights: deepest blue with golden shining Pyrite inclusions which twinkle like little stars. Named after Lapis, the Latin word for stone, and the Arabian for blue. Thousands of years before Christ, Egyptian and Persian royalty wore lapis as a talisman to deter danger. In other cultures it was worshipped as a holy stone and thought to have magical power in oriental countries.

Many believe the Biblical sapphire was actually lapis lazuli. Through the ages, lapis has been associated with power, wisdom, love, and a stimulant for psychic ability. And in the art world its famous for the ultramarine blue paint used by the Grand Old Masters, like on portraits of the Virgin Mary. While other compositions have long since paled, lapis has lost nothing of its brilliance.