December birthdays are often associated with hot summer days, matched with the cool and serene colours of birthstones, including Zircon, Turquoise, blue topaz, and Tanzanite, which are among the most popular choices. However, there is one gemstone that has been cherished for centuries and is often overlooked - Lapis Lazuli.
Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue stone that has been used for centuries in jewellery, art, and even medicine, treasured for its healing properties. As a symbol of wisdom and truth, Lapis Lazuli was highly valued by ancient civilizations, such as the Egyptians. In fact, King Tutankhamun's famous burial mask is adorned with Lapis Lazuli.
Aside from its rich history, Lapis Lazuli is also known for its fascinating composition. It is primarily made up of the mineral Lazurite, which gives it its intense blue hue. However, this beautiful gemstone also contains other minerals such as calcite and pyrite, which can give it streaks of white and stunning gold flecks.
This unique composition makes Lapis Lazuli a common choice for both jewellery and decorative objects. The stone is often used in necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, and is a popular choice for those who want to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to their jewellery collection.
Whether you are celebrating a December birthday or simply appreciate beautiful gemstones, Lapis Lazuli is definitely worth considering.
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