‘Gemstones are timekeepers and record holders of an ancient wisdom helping you lead a more meaningful, powerful, prosperous, and intentional life.’ - Athena Perrakis
It is speculated that Cleopatra, ruler of Egypt BC had intuitively sense Lapis Lazuli as a uniquely powerful stone. She initiated long distance trade for it from Afghanistan mines direct to her palace. Her palace walls were inlaid with the deep-blue stone. It was also ground into powder and used to line her eyes, believing that the blue color enhanced her personal power and intuition.
Queen Cleopatra wasn’t the only queen obsessed with Lapis Lazuli. Many ancient queens were. Thus, Lapis Lazuli had the reputation of being the currency of queens.