Matched pair shield blue and green semi precious gemstone Azurite Malachite designer cabochons 17.5 mm by 13 mm and 4 mm thick.
They are backed with a thin layer of black agate for stability.
They weigh approximately 9 carats each.
Azurite Malachite is a very popular semi precious gemstone used for designer cabochons because of its unparalleled colors, a deep royal blue called "azure", hence its name Azurite, and a contrasting leafy green Malachite.
The word Azure is derived from the Arabic word for blue. Malachite gets its name from the Greek, malache, "mallow" in reference to its green leaf color.
Azurite, Malachite and Cuprite are copper carbonates and are usually found in copper mines.
Metaphysical Properties of Azurite Malachite: Azurite is believed to stimulate intellect as well as intuition, and is great for those studying new or challenging subjects. Malachite is a protective stone, and it is believed it can help one overcome fear of confrontation or fear of self-expression.