This ancient color dates back to 300 BC from the first blue pigment,
azurite, of Cyprus copper mines. Soon thereafter, Egyptians quickly
spread it throughout the ancient world. During the middle ages, the Azur
color was also extracted from the precious lapis lazuli stone to be
used in medieval guilds by nobles and kings and in paintings during the
Italian renaissance. The precious ink recipe embraces the intensity of
Gardenia Blue extracts and of safflower petals.