Two inches thick! Of course from Afghanistan, a stunning specimen of Lapis, a stone that holds a high position among the most prized minerals found in the Earth. The ancients believed all divine powers, security and immortality are concentrated in Lapis lazuli; that it is a universal symbol of truth and immortality.
The ultramarine hue is flawless; the dye is derived from ground Lapis. With its flecks of pyrite resembling a deep starry sky, it has enchanted mankind going back to 5000 years B.C.. in jewelry found in the remains of the first recorded town, Ur.
There are three stones that may carry a vibration in the earth for your sustenance. Notice it says "may carry," the implication is that it might be helpful to charge gems with Light. It is up to you how much you want to identify with higher vibrations, but Cosmic Law dictates that within the amethyst, within the lapis and within the jade you will find a capacity to store, even as it were, a microchip, to store light, vibration and the Word. Natural crystals from the earth are also the option for the altar. It is not necessary that it be something beyond your means, but even a little token shall remain with you as the presence of these emanations.