For us in Chile, the lapis lazuli is one of the most common stones we see in jewelry stores and craft fairs. There are many shops that sell this elaborate stone jewelry to tourists: until the arrival of alternative therapies with stones, Chileans not much we valued lapis lazuli. And we go a step further: some thirty years ago, we considered this ordinary stone.
The beauty of this stone has made recurrent ethnic necklaces material, very fashionable these days.
The value of the lapis lazuli came even to soccer: The first Trophy, named in honor of former FIFA president Jules Rimet, was made of gold-plated sterling silver and lapis lazuli, representing Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.
The royal houses worldwide used (and do to this day) as part of your jewelry. A clear example is the beautiful commemorative egg made by Fabergé for the Russian royal family. Romanov. This is the Tsesarevich Imperial Easter Egg, from 1912, will be part of the "Faberge Revealed" exhibit coming to Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art's starting in November. (Katherine Wetzel / Virginia Museum of Fine Arts / Courtesy photo).
Until its discovery in Chile, it is mainly obtained from the deposits of the current Afghanistan. Powder was used to create one of the most expensive colors of the History of Art: ultramarine blue, which during the Renaissance was over four times the price of gold.
Greeks and Romans fell under the splendor of the Middle East, making the lapis lazuli important part of your jewelry.
Egypt has been who throughout history has been characterized by the use of lapis lazuli: as a sign of splendor, one that transcends thousands of years and continues to amaze us so far: Mortuary Mask of Tutankhamun. Beautiful example of art, devotion, religion and power.
It is impossible not to admire the beauty of Egyptian jewelry. This bracelet is noted for its beautiful colors and protective eye of Horus.
Egyptian sovereign in laps lazuli used as a symbol of their own power and connection with the gods. For the Egyptians, this stone was loaded with great cosmic energy, connected with the blue sky, and to be an extremely expensive and exclusive stone was part of its treasures, taxes and covenants.