The name azurite comes from lazhward, a Persian word for "blue", while "malachite" originally comes from the Greek word molochitis, meaning "mallow plant". The stone name can sometimes be shortened to azurmalachite. Azurite helps in activating the third eye chakra. It’s dark blue energy is great with third eye and can give you psychic gifts. Its vibration also has a strong effect on the intellectual functions of the brain and it has a strong energy that can boost your memory. It is a strong stone for anyone who is studying as it is helpful to aid you to retain information. Azurite tempers the mind; it releases stress and confusion, and alleviates worry, indecision, and thoughts that linger in the back of the consciousness. To restore balance and control over emotions and reactions, simply hold the crystal and ask to have the troublesome thoughts evaporate. It is a rubbing stone that prefers to be touched to release its energies, so when wearing or carrying Azurite, remember to rub it often.
Crystal: Azurite. Country of origin: Moroccan. Chemical composition: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2. Hardness based on Mohs scale: 3.5-4.