Lapis Lazuli 
Jacqueline R. Haltom
Gold pendant, inlaid with lapis lazuli scarab, 1300 BC.
Photograph scanned from Edwards (1976)
Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures.

The name lapis lazuli comes from the latin, lapis, which means stone, and from the Arabic, azul, which means blue. This beautiful gemstone has been cherished throughout the world for thousands of years. Learn more about lapis lazuli by exploring the questions posed below.

What is Lapis Lazuli?
How was Lapis Lazuli Used in the Ancient World?
Does Lapis Lazuli Have Other Uses Than Jewelry?
How Can I Create a Lapis Lazuli Effect?

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This webpage was created for Gemstones and Gemology, a course taken in the Fall 2000 semester, from Emporia State University.
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Created 29 October, 2000; last update 9 December, 2000. copyright 2000 © Jacqueline R. Haltom. All rights reserved.