The value of the lapis lazuli came even to soccer: The first Trophy, named in honor of former FIFA president Jules Rimet, was made of gold-plated sterling silver and lapis lazuli, representing Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.
For us in Chile, the lapis lazuli is one of the most common stones we see in jewelry stores and craft fairs. There are many shops that sell this elaborate stone jewelry to tourists: until the arrival of alternative therapies with stones, Chileans not much we valued lapis lazuli. And we go a step further: some thirty years ago, we considered this ordinary stone.
Egypt has been who throughout history has been characterized by the use of lapis lazuli: as a sign of splendor, one that transcends thousands of years and continues to amaze us so far: Mortuary Mask of Tutankhamun. Beautiful example of art, devotion, religion and power.