Healing Properties of AzuriteLearn the meaning of Azurite, properties and uses of Azurite.
Azurite stimulates the third-eye chakra, enhancing inner vision, dreams, and psychic powers. It helps with learning concepts, and ideas–anything related to insight, the mind, understanding, making connections, and seeing possibilities.
Azurite As a Gemstone
About the Stone
Azurite is a beautiful dark blue colored mineral found all over the world. Azurite has been used in jewelry and other adornments since ancient times, and was used for centuries as a pigment or dye as well as in jewelry.
Azurite is a fairly soft mineral, only a 3.5-4 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Azurite is often found growing alongside malachite, sometimes even growing together in one stone. Geologists and mineralogists use azurite to approximate the location of copper deposits as azurite (as well as malachite) are byproducts of copper, forming as the deposit weathers.
Azurite is found in many parts of the world including the United States, Australia, Chile, Peru, France, Namibia, Russia, and Egypt.
Azurite in Jewelry
Azurite loses the intensity of its color over time if exposed to light, heat, and open air. Its softness means it will not hold up in all settings and because heating destroys azurite, only cold settings can be used. Due to these limitations it is not as often seen in jewelry.