Lapis Lazuli is a gemstone that has existed and been valued since the beginning of time. The ancient Egyptians used it in scarabs, beads, pendants and other lapis lazuli jewelry as far back as 3100 B.C. The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen was heavily decorated with lapis lazuli, and lapis lazuli jewelry was used as burial ornaments for other Egyptian kings and queens. Buddhist beliefs also utilize lapis lazuli stone
jewelry and gemstones as tools to help bring inner peace and freedom from negative thoughts.