Deep Blue Azurite Malachite Earrings In Sterling Silver From Mexico - 6.3 Grams

This is a very nice pair of deep blue Azurite and Malachite hook earrings in great condition from the famous Milpillas, Mexico locality. They are set in silver stamped 925.
The copper mine at Milpillas, Mexico earned its status as a modern classic by producing jewels of azurite.
Location: Milpillas, Mexico
Size: 3.2 Centimeters with hooks; Stones are 1.6 cm
Weigh: 6.3 grams

Interesting Fact: Azurite gets its name from the Persian word 'lazhward', which refers to its distinctive, vivid blue color. The blue color, known as "azure," is like the deep blue evening skies often seen above deserts and winter landscapes. It was formerly used for azure pigment.
Azurite is also known as chessylite after the type locality at Chessy-les-Mines near Lyon, France.