These pieces of lapis lazuli have been custom cut into the shapes of beautiful puffy hearts of various sizes, and finely polished.
Lapis lazuli is a semi-precious, metamorphic stone, often referred to as a wonder stone.
It's highly sought after and is renowned for it's gorgeous, intense, cobalt blue hue from lazurite and sodalite, shimmery gold inclusions of pyrite, and white calcite streaks and veins.
Lapis lazuli is mostly sourced from Afghanistan and to a lesser degree, Pakistan. Other regions contain sources of Lapis such as the US, Russia, Egypt, Mongolia and a few other countries. It is used as a talisman in some countries, especially in jewelry, to ward off negative energy and bring protection and multidimensional prosperity.
It symbolizes royalty, wisdom, truth, psychic awareness, intuition, honor, spirituality, vision, healing, wealth, empowerment, communication, true blue romance, insight, intellectual prowess, understanding, relationships and knowledge.
Lapis is also associated with the throat and third eye chakras, the elements of wind and air, the plants of Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune, the orishas, Oshosi, Ogun and Yemaya, and the zodiac signs of Sagittarius, Pisces and Aquarius.