Lapis Lazuli has actually been mined and valued as a gemstone for millennia. Lapis consists of a combination of different rocks: mainly lazurite, sodalite, calcite, pyrite and marble. This makes it one of the feldspar substitutes or feldspathoids. With a hardness of 5-5.5 on the Mohs scale, it is quite a soft stone, so be careful not to scratch!
The stone stands for sincere and loving relationships. Lapis is said to support in integrity, the thought process, intelligence, concentration, self-confidence, optimism and meditation. A fantastic accomplice is in difficult and stressful times.
Lapis Lazuli belongs to the zodiac signs Virgo and Sagittarius. read here more about which gems belong to zodiac signs!