Alchemia , (pronounced al-KHEM-ee-uh), is inspired from the ancient mythical craft of transforming lesser metals into gold. Alchemia or "Zero Karat Gold" infuses a blend of base metals to simulate the look and feel of 18K gold, but with an affordable price. 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.