Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue metamorphic rock that is used as a semi-precious gem. It has been used in jewelry and decoration for centuries. The main source of Lapis is found in Afghanistan, however it is also found in Russia and Chile. The Latin translation of Lapis Lazuli roughly means "heaven stone" and it has been used as pigment for paint in Renaissance-era art. Lapis stimulates the Throat Chakra, and can be used to bring about spiritual wonder and stimulate inner peace. It welcomes truth and wisdom into your life. It is a symbol of royalty and honor, and increases communicative abilities.