Azurite is a soft, deep-blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits and often found along with Malachite. The name Azurite comes from the Persian word, “lazhward”, meaning “blue”, and Malachite came from the Greek word, “molochitis”, meaning “mallow plant”.
Azurite-Malachite is commonly cut into cabochons or carved into small decorative objects/ collectible items.
Azurite, also called the “stone of heaven” is believed to provide insight into all areas of life, promote intuition, stimulate creativity, and remove barriers and create love and compassion. Malachite, with its striking green bands of color, has been said to encourage action, create change, heal heartaches, enhance creativity, increase fertility and protect the spirit. Together as Azurite-Malachite, it is believed this mineral can freshens one’s outlook on life, as well as getting rid of egocentric characteristics; dispelling conceit, arrogance and vanity; calming anxiety and enhancing flexibility in motion and thought.