Lapis lazuli also known as the Night Stone because of its star-flecked intense blue, is a very special semi-precious stone. It is thought to be the stone often translated wrongly in the Old Testament as 'sapphire' and to have been the stone of the tablets upon which Moses received the Law. The medieval sages knew it as Ultramarinum ('beyond the sea' - it has been mined in Afghanistan for the last 7,000 years) and is the basis for the pigment called 'ultramarine'. It is associated by tradition with intuition and insight, wisdom and enlightenment. This is a superior quality rosary with better quality stone, more robust chain and is 63cm in circumference..