Beloved by ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, lapis lazuli is a stunningly bright, royal-blue gemstone said to encourage self-awareness, creativity and wisdom. It often contains flecks of pyrite that give it a brilliant golden sparkle.
Above: Cartier Magnitude high-jewelry necklace in 18K yellow gold with a 15.48-carat yellow sapphire, 39 lapis lazuli beads, 12.55 carats yellow diamond, 7.58 carats diamond and .55 carats orange diamond, price on request, by appointment, +1 800 227 8437, cartier.com
Above: Lisa Eisner earrings in 14K yellow gold and bronze with 45 carats lapis lazuli, $3,000, lisaeisnerjewelry.com
Above: Misahara Jansi cuff in 18K yellow gold with 73.33 carats lapis lazuli and 2.1 carats diamond, $13,000, misahara.com
Above: Pomellato Ritratto ring in 18K rose gold with a 16-carat lapis lazuli and .65 carats brown diamond, $7,700, pomellato.com
Above: Jenny Dee Taygeta earrings in 18K yellow gold with 19.24 carats lapis lazuli and .3 carats diamond, $6,470, jennydeejewelry.com