amethyst  aquamarine  aventurine
azurite  bloodstone  Blue Sapphire
Blue Tourmaline  Carnelian  Citrine
Emerald  Green Tourmaline  Lace Agate
Lapis  Malachite  Onyx
Pink Tourmaline  Rainbow Moonstone  Rhodochrosite
Rose Qaurtz  Ruby  Sodalite
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Aventurine Azurite
Azurite is generally found with copper deposits in the western United States. Revered for its stunning deep blue color, azurite is “soft” meaning it can be easily damaged and should be handled and stored carefully. It is closely associated with malachite and can often be found growing alongside or even around and inside deposits of this other copper carbonate.

A Little History:
Throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance azurite played a very important role. Its deep blue color made it perfect for use in creating blue pigment for paints and fabric dyes. It is most likely one of the blues used by Michelangelo in painting the Sistine Chapel. Called caeruleum by the ancient Greeks it was purported to have immense healing properties. Azurite is named for its color, azure coming from the old Persian word lazhward meaning blue.

Healing & Metaphysical Properties:
Azurite has been known for centuries for its healing powers as well as for its aid in psychic and intellectual development. It balances both left and right sides of the brain to awaken intuition and awareness. Edgar Cayce recommended that it be worn against the skin for most positive results. Its healing properties are intensified by the inclusion of copper in its makeup, making it perfect for relief of pain, especially in the joints as well as encouraging circulation and repairing the sinuses. A cleansing stone, azurite should be laid upon the body to filter impurities and illnesses found in the skin.

 

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