Azurite is named for its deep “azure blue” color. The saturated color ranges from bright to deep blue into shades of indigo, and may contain streaks of light blue. The inhabitants of Atlantis and early Egyptians; Azurite was shrouded in mystery; its secrets known only to the highest ministers. It was called the Stone of Heaven by the ancient Chinese who believed it to open celestial gateways. Greeks and Romans celebrated its healing powers. For the Mayans, Azurite inspired the mystical self and assisted the transfer of wisdom and knowledge via thought. Native Americans used this sacred stone to contact their spiritual Indian guide’s.