Lapis Lazuli: How to Wear This Meaningful Gemstone

Lapis Lazuli:
How to Wear This Meaningful Gemstone

A year-round jewellery wardrobe staple, this hard-working gem promises to bring strength and courage (and styling satisfaction).

When it comes to blue sky thinking, lapis lazuli is our go-to gemstone. Commonly known as lapis, we love this deep blue metamorphic rock for painting a night sky in our layers.

But it’s not just the pop of colour that has us hooked, it’s also the fact that September’s birthstone is ultra-meaningful with powerful properties. Here's how to style this interstellar-esque gem.

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The Meaning of Lapis

We know this bright and bold gem for promoting strength and courage. But it’s also believed to bring inner peace, wisdom, and self-expression, while enhancing intuition and spiritual awareness.

And if you're a writer, artist, or public speaker, this gem will give your communication skills a needed boost. Apparently it's a wonder for honesty and truthfulness, and reducing stress and anxiety. Goodbye, stage fright.

 

Lapis Lazuli Properties

It’s time to get deep (blue). This gemstone’s vivid colour is caused by the presence of the mineral lazurite, speckled with gold pyrite and white calcite. Struggle with insomnia, headaches, and stress-related disorders? Lapis is said to have protective properties, shielding the wearer from negative energies. Now that’s a hard worker.

 

A Little History Lesson

Lapis has been used for decorative purposes for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians loved it for jewellery (smart cookies, we tell you) believing it had magical and healing properties. It was also often ground into a powder and used as a pigment for paintings and cosmetics.

During the Renaissance, in fact, lapis lazuli became highly prized by artists for its incredible colour. Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael were all fans, and we can see why. [inline-img]

What Can I Wear with Lapis?

Style lapis with any other blue stones, like turquoise or aquamarine, for a cool and calming effect. We love pairing it with warm-toned stones like citrine or amber — they play a mean supporting actor to the main event.

If you’re looking for a divine connection, go for a gemstone double act. Rainbow moonstone and lapis as a combo are said to enhance intuition, and promote emotional healing.

Likewise, clear quartz is a powerful stone known for its ability to amplify energies and bring clarity of thought. When combined with lapis lazuli, it can help to enhance the spiritual properties of both stones, giving a deeper sense of inner peace and emotional balance.

 

How to Style Lapis

Lapis is known for its role in the 'boho' look, and while it works hard as a statement piece, it's also versatile enough to blend in. Worn solo or stacked high, you'll love the look of lapis in your jewellery wardrobe. Hello, gamechanger.

 

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The Chain Event

Our advice for a 'nailed it' layered look? Start with a classic choker or short necklace, then add in a longer necklace or a pendant necklace. Mix and match those textures with chains and beaded gemstones.

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Play with Shapes

Look to the 'doughnut' styles from our Molten Gemstone collection, or our Molten Gemstone Chubby Hoops for a shape-shifting way to upgrade your ear stack.  

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Perfect Your Stack

RSVP-ing to the event of the season, or going casual? Wear an everyday lapis ring or stacking ring set for eye-catching styling.

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Out of the Blue

Yes, lapis is September's birthstone  lucky you, September babies — but that doesn't mean we can't all reach for it. Stack up your deep blue bracelets for an ode to the ocean. We think we just found our ultimate vacation staples.

 

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