Lapis Lazuli is one of those gemstones as have a long and romantic history. Lapis Lazuli is found at many places ion the world but the best form of it comes from a northern Afghanistan province known as Badakhshan and in this province lapis lazuli has been mined for more than 6000 years regularly.
Lapis lazuli was used as a gemstone material even many thousands years back. Assyrians and Babylonians used it for cylinder seals while ancient Egyptian used it for sacred slabs and amulets. According to many historians, pulverized lapis was used as an eye shadow by Cleopatra. It was also used in buildings and statues, beads, jewelry and many other things.