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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Azurite

Azurite is a basic carbonate of copper; an ore of copper. Over time as it absorbs water, it changes into the green mineral malachite. The two minerals are often found together in the ground and form an azurite-malachite rock that is blue-green in color.

Chemical composition: 
Cu3(CO3)(OH)2
Color: 
Blue to Dark Blue
Lustre: 
Vitreous, Chalky
Hardness: 
3.5-4
Crystal system: 
Monoclinic
Origin: 
Namibia
Healing properties*: 
Stimulates deep levels of consciousness; increases subtle communication skills such as intuition, creativity; releases deep stresses
Folklore: 
Many legends concerning its healing properties are related by Kozminksy and Kunz; banishes fear, protects children.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.