Charles Albert® Fine Sterling Silver pieces are all handcrafted using .950 of silver by artisans in Mexico. Because of its connection to cosmic/heaven energies, lapis lazuli is also believed to provide protection and shield the wearer from negative influences. The water element color of the stone helps purify lower energies from one's body and align it with higher, healthier vibrations. The energy of lapis lazuli can also help a person become more aware of, and consequently easily access and express his or her own truth. Lapis lazuli activates a life of more intelligence, success, and an unshakable inner balance and power that is rooted in ancient connections.