Information on Lapis:
Lapis Lazuli, also known as Lapis, is a 9th anniversary gemstone, a September birthstone, and associated with the Zodiac signs Taurus, Virgo, Libra, and Sagittarius. It also has one of the most illustrious histories of any gemstone. After all, what other gemstone can claim to have decorated the eyes of the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen, adorned the eyelids of Cleopatra (as a powder), and played key roles in famed masterworks such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling and Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” (as the pigment ultramarine)?
The most common meaning of Lapis Lazuli is that it is the “sky stone,” or “heaven stone.” “Lapis” is the Latin word for “stone,” and “lazuli” is a form of the Medieval Latin “lazulum,” which means “sky” or “heaven.”