The "Stone of Royalty," Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought-after stones in use since man’s history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth. The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen was richly inlaid with Lapis, as were other burial ornaments of Egyptian kings and queens. It was used extensively in scarabs, pendants and other jewelry, and ground into powder for dyes, eye shadow and medicinal elixirs. A stone of truth, Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, and in the spoken and written word. It reveals inner truth, and promotes self-awareness and the acceptance of that knowledge.It is also a stone of friendship and brings harmony in relationships.