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.

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.

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.

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In Chile he began to be extracted in the mid of nineteenth century. The forms of extraction of this stone are made almost entirely by hand.

In Chile he began to be extracted in the mid of nineteenth century. The forms of extraction of this stone are made almost entirely by hand.

The beauty of this stone has made recurrent ethnic necklaces material, very fashionable these days.

The beauty of this stone has made recurrent ethnic necklaces material, very fashionable these days.

Until its discovery in Chile, it is mainly obtained from the deposits of the current Afghanistan. Powder was used to create one of the most expensive colors of the History of Art: ultramarine blue, which during the Renaissance was over four times the price of gold.

Scenes from the Life of Jesus Christ: Crucifixion // // Giotto di Bondone // Fresco / Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

Greeks and Romans fell under the splendor of the Middle East, making the lapis lazuli important part of your jewelry.

Greeks and Romans fell under the splendor of the Middle East, making the lapis lazuli important part of your jewelry.

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.

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.


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