The Afghanistan Lapis has been likened to the night sky bedecked with stars (the golden spots are Pyrite).
Lapis Lazuli is the stone of total awareness. It is said to have existed "before time was born" making it a stone that carries deep wisdom of which it gives access to.
On the physical level Lapis Lazuli is beneficial to the throat, larynx, and vocal chords, and helps regulate the endocrine and thyroid glands.
On the psychological level Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, warding off negativity to speaking your truth without judgement. It helps staying objective and lessens the emotional edge in arguments or conflicts, and in ancient times it has been worn by high priests for its objectivity. Lapis assists in overcoming depression and enhances the states of serenity and self-acceptance.