Lapis has been known and treasured for at least 6000 years, one of the oldest gemstones for human use as art carvings, architectural inlays, medicine, fabric dye, painting pigment and jewelry. Revered as a stone of royalty, it was found in Egyptian tombs and legend has it used by Cleopatra as a powdered cosmetic. Lapis is a deeply spiritually attuned crystal for the 5th and 6th chakras. It is a powerful protector, stimulates the higher mind, opens the heart to love, enhances psychic abilities, brings deep serenity to the soul, and supports creativity and intuition. By nature it is calming, harmonious & peaceful so it is often used to soothe insomnia, pain, stress, childbirth or negative moods.