These gorgeous designer cabochons are a mix of Azurite and Malachite and some of them have rare red Cuprite.
They are a colorful combination of copper semiprecious gemstones. Azurite is a deep royal blue, and Malachite is a rich green, and Cuprite is a dark blood red.
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. Cuprite is named from the Latin, cuprum, meaning copper.
These stunning Azurite-Malachite and Azurite-Malachite-Cuprite cabochons are custom cut from lapidary material from the Bluebird Mine, near the town of Miami in Gila County, Arizona. The copper mine was discovered in 1900. It is currently owned and operated by the Cyprus Miami Mining Corp.
Metaphysical Properties of Azurite-Malachite and Cuprite: 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, especially during pregnancy and childbirth, and during flying and other travel. Using this stone, one can counteract self-destructive romantic tendencies and help encourage true love. And Cuprite assists us in dealing with female relationships, mother, sister, daughter, wife or a female partner. It is also said to be helpful in dealing with major problems: irrational anxieties, terror from past traumas, and fear of dying.