Lapis Lazuli necklace with silver beads.
Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirits and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth. Its name comes from the Latin lapis, "stone," and the Persian lazhuward, "blue."
Lapis lazuli is the traditional birthstone for December and the accepted gem for the seventh and ninth wedding anniversary.