Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is the crystal for the mind. It strengthens intuition. Lapis Lazuli been revered since ancient times especially in Egypt. King Tutankhamun's mask was covered in gold and Lapis Lazuli. During renaissance time, grounded lapis lazuli was used as the ultramarine blue pigment. Imported from mines in Afghanistan 🇦🇫 to Italy. Saint Mary’s gown was painted in this ultramarine blue. This blue paint was more expensive than gold. Michelangelo had to wait for his patron’s funding to buy this expensive blue pigment to finish the painting.