Aurora Azurite Gemstone
Aurora azurite is known for its beautiful deep azure-blue color with inclusions of copper green that mimic the fiery beauty of the Aurora Borealis.
Aurora Azurite is commonly associated with green malachite as these stones frequently form in close proximity to one another. However azurite is rarer and considered more valuable than malachite.
Azurite is one of the two basic copper carbonate minerals the other being bright green malachite. This deep blue copper mineral is produced by the weathering or oxidation of copper ore deposits. Over time as it absorbs water azurite can transform into malachite. Occasionally the two minerals are found intertwined creating a brilliant blue stone with vivid flashes of green.
Like lapis lazuli azurite takes its name from the Persian word lazhward which means both blue and heaven. The blue of azurite is exceptionally deep and clear and this mineral has long been associated with the deep blues of low-humidity desert and winter skies.
It is Aurora Azurite's deep colors and unique patterns that make it so attractive. Aurora Azurite mirrors the ethereal hues and swirling shades of the Aurora Borealis. These Northern Lights are a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streams of red or green light in the sky usually seen near the Earth's magnetic poles. Much like the Aurora Azurite gemstone the Northern Lights offer an entrancing dramatic and magical display of colors and unique patterns that fascinate all who see it.
• Azurite has been called the "Stone of Heaven."
• Native Americans believe that azurite with malachite inclusions is a protective stone that symbolizes the strong connection between heaven and earth.
• The ancient Greeks and Roman would grind azurite to use as a pigment and for medicinal purposes.
• Azurite is said to symbolize insight discovery and justice.
• It is said that azurite has a transformative quality that facilitates communication intuition creativity and inspiration.
• An excellent stone for students who are studying for exams azurite is thought to open the mind and help in retaining information.
• Azurite is used by crystal healers to promote and speed up the healing of wounds. Other healing properties: fights liver and kidney disease detoxifies the organs stimulates brain and nerve activity and encourages growth by stimulating thyroid activity.
While azurite is found in many locations throughout the world one of the first major sources for azurite was Chessy a French suburb located East of Paris. Other sources include Mexico Namibia the Congo Morocco and Australia. Shop LC sources Aurora azurite stones from China; this area produces beautiful and world-class azurite gemstones.
• Ranks 4.0 on the Mohs hardness scale.
• Color is an opaque deep blue with streaks of light blue and green.
• Sourced from China.
• Close relative of the Rosasite group, azurite is a copper ore.
• Also known as chessylite, azure copper ore, blue malachite.
• 100 percent natural stone; no additional treatments.
• Alternative gift for 13th anniversaries. Associated with the zodiac sign of Taurus.