Lapis Lazuli opens the throat chakra, helping us connect to and express our internal truth. Its name comes from the Latin word lapis, meaning "stone" and the Persian word lazhuward, meaning "blue."

This bold gem was worn by the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians as protective amulets in defense against the evil eye. Today, it is widely regarded as a token of sincerity and wisdom—and is especially helpful to anyone in need of a boost in self-confidence and a stronger connection to their inner voice.