WHAT IS AZURITE MEANING
The name af azurite gem sound like “lazuli” (lapis lazuli), and may also goes back to the Persian word Lazard meaning “blue”.
In the Middle Ages, this mineral called “mountain” or “copper” blue.
Later in Europe was called azurite “shessilit” on its main field in the village Shessive near Lyon in France. The modern name “azurite” was secured only in 1824 by French mineralogist F.Bedan.
Dense intergrown azurite crystals occurs in areas in the USA, Russia in the Altai and the Urals, Kazakhstan, Germany, Africa (Zaire), and Australia. Rarely come across some large crystals of this mineral. From a chemical point of view azurite stone is a carbonate of copper.
The blue color of this stone is caused by compounds of copper, not by chance azurite are also called Copper Blue. Such compounds are present in malachite . Not by chance, both minerals often form intergrowths, it is so-called azurmalahit, of which often make azurite malachite jewelry.
Pure azurite is rarer than malachite gemstone. In European painting (from the XV century until the middle of XVII century) on the basis of azurite were made popular blue paint for the fresco, which was used more extensively than the paint on the basis of lapis lazuli.
This is due to the fact that as lapis lazuli, azurite makes it a perfect blue, but that does not require much effort and time the enrichment of pigment.
Azurite best quality comes from the famous deposits Teumeb in Namibia (Africa). Some African azurite crystals reach the size of 25 cm length with impeccable quality.
From azurite and azurmalachite make pendants, necklaces, cuff links, earrings. The price for such decorations are tens of dollars.
AZURITE HEALING PROPERTIES
Azurite has a receptive yin. In ancient Egypt was considered a secret azurite stone, served to increase the power of consciousness. Egyptian priests used azurite to raise it to the level of higher powers.
And today, many litoterapists tells about azurite healing properties. For example, according to well-known specialist Catherine Raphael, azurite gemstone has a healing energy and can have a positive impact on all levels of our being from the physical to the most subtle.
Raphael recommends the use of azurite to stimulate the opening of the “third eye”. Azurite jewelry helps cope with an outbreak of anger, overcome emotional arousal, fear and stress.
It is believed that if azurite put on any sore spot, it is able to remove the “negative” energy. It affects the chakras Vishudha and Ajna, helps to treat high blood pressure, shortens the time the bone after fractures.
Azurite jewelry helps to the fight with melancholia, hallucinations, hysteria, epilepsy and other disorders of the nervous system, increasing the passage through it of energy flows. There are indications that azurite “purify” the blood and bile, it helps with eye diseases and infectious skin diseases.
Azurmalahit can be used in lithotherapy that require both stones: malachite healing properties and azurite.The first working actively in the “earth’s vector”, alleviate suffering and giving comfort. The second with its green and blue colors releases the energy units in the Chinese meridians, normalizing the energy flows.
Azurite is a birthstone of october.