Stretchable bracelets with two lapis lazuli beads surrounding a Buddha charm. Accented with black onyx beads.
The most important mineral component of lapis is lazurite. A number of other minerals may be contained within the stone such as calcite, pyrite and sodalite. Ground lapis was the secret of the blue in ultramarine, the pigment which painters used to paint the sea and the sky until the nineteenth century.
Used by some as a protective stone, it is said to be grounding with a strong connection to the earth and spirits of nature.
Onyx is a variety of chalcedony or microcrystalline quartz which is formed in the gas cavities of lava. Generally, most onyx has a parallel banding structure (as opposed to agate which is more irregular), however black onyx doesn’t tend to have this characteristic banding.
As a healing stone, black onyx is thought to increase regeneration, happiness, intuition and instincts.