Azurite, like malachite, is a copper carbonate and is characterized by a bright blue color.
Due to its intense color, azurite has been used as a dye for centuries. The name 'azure blue' is also derived from this beautiful blue mineral.
Azurite is the stone of spiritual development. Azurite has a cleansing effect on body and mind, it ensures that the balance is restored. Azurite is a support for anxiety, sadness and stress.
Malachite is a copper carbonate with a beautiful green color.
Copper Belt in Africa
The oxidation of copper deposits gives malachite its typical green color. The mineral is most abundant at the edges of these oxidation zones. The most beautiful Malachite is found on the edge of the copper belt in Africa. This is called the Malachite Belt and extends from the Katanga province in Congo to Zambia.
Malachite as a gemstone
Malachite has been known as a gemstone for centuries. In ancient Egypt, the stone was already processed into an amulet or decorative object. Malachite objects have also been found among the ancient Greeks and Romans. It was also soon discovered that Malachite powder could serve as a coloring agent.
Effect of malachite
Malachite helps to strengthen friendships and optimizes empathy. Shame and inhibitions are reduced and hidden feelings are brought out. Malachite is also an excellent stone for trauma processing.