Lapis Lazuli is a wonderful stone with a historical lore as well as metaphysical history. It is said to be a protective and psychic enhancement stone. The blue has been used to make ultramarine blue paints and pigments and even decorated the Gates of Ishtar. Flecks of gold run through lapis, which is actually the iron based crystal, pyrite. These two crystals combine keep you both in your body, and the energies of others at their distance; allowing you the ability to flow creatively and intuitively.