Lapis lazuli is a stone that has a beauty likened to a deep blue night sky glittering with gold stars. These beads feature deep blue color flecked with gold. Lapis lazuli is a semi-precious stone that contains primarily lazurite, calcite and pyrite. It was among the first gemstones to be worn as jewelry and worked on. Mined in Afghanistan and the San Gabriel Mountains in California, lapis lazuli is said to enhance one's insight, intellect and awareness. With so many shapes to choose from, you can incorporate this gemstone into all of your jewelry designs.