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Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue metamorphic rock composed of several minerals, including lazurite, calcite, and pyrite. It is one of the oldest gemstones known to mankind, with some pieces dating back thousands of years. It has been used for jewelry and ornamentation for thousands of years in various cultures, including the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Persians. The name Lapis Lazuli comes from the Latin phrase lapis, meaning “stone” and the Persian word lazhward, meaning “blue”. Lapis Lazuli has been used in medicinal treatments since ancient times, such as in the form of a powder or an elixir. The mineral content of Lapis Lazuli includes quartz, feldspar, diopside, augite, mica, and pyrite. It is a relatively hard gemstone, with a Mohs hardness of 5.5-6. It is found in many places around the world, such as in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, and the USA.
The ankh was an important symbol in Ancient Egypt, representing life and immortality. It was closely associated with the gods and goddesses of the day, particularly Osiris and Isis, and was often used in amulets, jewelry and other religious artifacts. It was believed to be a powerful symbol of protection, granting strength, health and long life.