This collection of mala necklaces and bracelets features blue Lapis Lazuli gemstones. Lapis Lazuli was known to the Assyrians as the holy stone, and was adorned by ancient rulers. It supports the enduring qualities of honesty, compassion, and uprightness to the personality. Worn for its protective properties Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace and serenity. It is known for stimulating the higher intelligence of the mind, bringing objectivity and clarity. Stories and reports surrounding Lapis Lazuli date back to 5000 B.C. The word is a compound of the Arabic azul, meaning “blue sky” and the Latin word lapis, meaning “stone”.