Highly polished semi-precious stones that are smooth to the touch. Earth stones are easy to carry in pockets and bags and a great way to appreciate the natural beauty of gemstones. Ideal for collecting, gifting, or jewellery making. Promote these as worry stones for a thoughtful little gift to share with both men and women.
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.