Lapis is one of the first gems to ever be used in jewelry. It is said to have appeared in the Mediterranean as early as 4,000 B.C. Because of its beautiful color it was ground into pigment and used in paintings by ancient masters. The Lapis is symbolic of truth and friendship. This is a beautiful blue stone that looks great in both yellow and white gold, it is a perfect complement gem, but can also hold its "own" in any piece.