Aurora azurite is known for its beautiful deep azure-blue color with inclusions of copper green that mimic the fiery beauty of the Aurora Borealis.
Aurora Azurite is commonly associated with green malachite, as these stones frequently form in close proximity to one another. However, azurite is rarer and considered more valuable than malachite. Azurite is one of the two basic copper carbonate minerals, the other being bright green malachite. This deep blue copper mineral is produced by the weathering or oxidation of copper ore deposits. Over time, as it absorbs water, azurite can transform into malachite. Occasionally the two minerals are found intertwined, creating a brilliant blue stone with vivid flashes of green. Like lapis lazuli, azurite takes its name from the Persian word lazhward, which means both blue and heaven. The blue of azurite is exceptionally deep and clear, and this mineral has long been associated with the deep blues of low-humidity desert and winter skies. It is Aurora Azurite's deep colors and unique patterns that make it so attractive. Aurora Azurite mirrors the ethereal hues and swirling shades of the Aurora Borealis. These Northern Lights are a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streams of red or green light in the sky, usually seen near the Earth's magnetic poles. Much like the Aurora Azurite gemstone, the Northern Lights offer an entrancing, dramatic and magical display of colors and unique patterns that fascinate all who see it.
While azurite is found in many locations throughout the world, one of the first major sources for azurite was Chessy, a French suburb located East of Paris. Other sources include Mexico, Namibia, the Congo, Morocco and Australia. We source Aurora azurite stones from China; this area produces beautiful and world-class azurite gemstones.