Enhanced lapis beads are true lapis lazuli beads with the same mineral properties as our untreated lapis lazuli beads. The only difference is that these enhanced semiprecious beads are dyed in order to display a deeper blue similar to the color of expensive dark lapis. A stabilization process makes the color permanent, so these dyed gemstone beads will not bleed. People around the world consider lapis lazuli to be a stone of truth, spirituality, and friendship. Keep in mind that lapis gemstones are easily scratched and chipped; clean these beads only with a soft, dry cloth to maintain their shine.