The name lapis lazuli means ‘blue stone’. It’s more commonly known as just lapis. The original lapis lazuli rock mines are in the West Hindu-Kush Mountains of Afghanistan. The highest quality and quantity of lapis lazuli stone still comes from Afghanistan to this day. The Lapis Lazuli crystal meaning is associated with the third eye chakra, the energy center that processes the essence of your inner spirit. People born during the month of December get to claim the lapis lazuli birthstone as their traditional birthstone.
Chrysocolla has a cyan (blue-green) colour and is a minor ore of copper and is often mistaken for turquoise because they share many visual similarities. Chrysocolla can be found wherever large copper deposits occur, such as Africa, Mexico and the U.S. state of Arizona (where it is called Apache chrysocolla). Chrysocolla from the state of Arizona is a mixture of chrysocolla, turquoise, jasper, lapis, malachite and quartz crystal minerals. Chrysocolla is one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign, Sagittarius, between November 22 and December 21.