The Lapis Lazuli was created when the Land of Dragons and the land of Pirra collided with one another. It was gifted to the Mere tribe and became their talisman. It was said to have a special connection to the Opal, the gem of the Plains tribe.
Sixteen years after it was added to the Hive, the Lapis Lazuli was recovered by Lief, Barda, and Jasmine. Lief pried it from the Hive's cone of treasure and replaced it with a wooden bird Jasmine won in Rithmere. He placed it in the fourth medallion on the Belt of Deltora and it gave the companions safe passage out of the Sands.
The Lapis Lazuli is given a new power in the anime. Whenever a star shines in the night sky, it banishes all manner of spells. This was used against the sorceress Thaegan during her second attempt to kill the companions.