Referred to in ancient Egypt as “Heaven’s stone.” As far back as 700 BC, the region of Afghanistan known for its lapis mines was part of a country called Bactria. “The lapis mines that were producing then are still producing today. They are, in fact, the world’s oldest known commercial gemstone sources.” -GIA
MOHs Hardness: 5-6
Care: Keep lapis lazuli away from chemicals. Contact with cosmetics, oils, acids, etc can damage the gemstone. To clean, use warm water with mild soap. Do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner.
Healing Properties: Inner vision, truthful communication, royal virtues.
Repurposed from various sources, these “break-out” diamonds are an ethical variation of modern diamonds. Often less than a half-carat, Repurposed Modern Melee Diamonds come in a variety of shapes and enhance every design they’re featured in.
MOHs Hardness: 10
Origins: Various secondary markets including auctions, estate sales, and refineries.
Care: While diamonds are the earth’s hardest gemstone, they can still break. Avoid dropping diamonds onto hard surfaces. To clean your diamond piece, soak in warm, soapy water and remove any dirt with a toothbrush or the like. It is safe to clean with an ultrasonic and steam cleaner.
Healing Properties: Diamonds are believed to promote radiance, self-sovereignty, and fearlessness.
Anniversary: 60th and 75th