For thousands of years, Lapis has been a symbol of royalty. In fact, The Sumerians believed that the spirit of their gods dwelled within lapis. The Sumerians believed that the spirit of their gods lived within the stone, while the ancient Egyptians saw it as a symbol of the night sky. Since the earliest of times, lapis lazuli has been associated with royalty, strength and courage, wisdom and intellect, friendship and truth. Lapis is known for cultivating strength, as well as courage and wisdom, friendship, and truth. It comes in a royal blue hue. It's also thought that lapis reduces inflammation.