Azurite is blue copper based mineral. The name "Azurite" comes from Latin borrowed a Persian word lazhward meaning blue. It was used in many cultures, first documented with ancient Egypt and was the most important blue pigment in European paintings during the middle ages & Renaissance. Energy healers believe this mineral is connected to the throat chakra + the third eye chakra with its deep blue color. Thought to be a stone of inner insights and exploring dream states and a stone for addressing ones deepest fears. It is a softer stone with a 3.5-4 on the Moh's hardness scale, be sure to handle it with care and keep it dry!
This piece also has raw malachite - another copper based mineral. Malachite has been used by ancient cultures as a very transformative stone including the Ancient Egyptians, who used the power of malachite to effect great change within their physical bodies, believing it helped to heal at the cellular level. They used it in jewelry & carved ornaments out of it. With its green colors, It is associated with the heart chakra (energy center) in the body but also said to help cleanse and clear all chakras
This gorgeous piece was found in Morocco from a small family owned and operated mine. It was left in is completely raw and natural state. Please note that it is on a softer rock that can have tiny pieces crumble off with handling. It measures about 5 x 2 x 2 inches and weighs 9.9oz.