Cuprite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

The name of Cuprite has been derived from a Latin word, “Cuprum” because of the copper contents in it. This stone was first described in 1845. The Cuprite stone forms well-developed cubic structured crystals having bright internal reflection and fiery red garnet color. The red garnet color that Cuprite has is basically inside an almost black crystal. The metallic lustre of Cuprite makes it a more wonderful stone to work with.

This amazing crystal teaches its wearers the principles of humanity and kindness of helping others.  It supports in exploring the past life of the one who wears it, and learn that what all experiences his/her soul has undergone. Cuprite is a stone that is astrologically used in helping the person to overcome difficulties and arguments with the father, spiritual guide, mentor, teacher or other authoritarian figures.

Cuprite is an amazing crystal that strengthens the will power of the person and makes him learn the responsibilities of life. This stone is a powerful gateway that gives vigour and vitality to the wearer so that he never becomes fearful of anything. This quality of Cuprite also helps the wearer when he/she is suffering from some fatal illness.

Where is Cuprite found?

The major sources where Cuprite is found are USA, Germany, Mexico, Russia, UK, Australia, Bolivia, Japan, Namibia, Peru, and France.

Healing Properties

The beneficial characteristics of Cuprite are:

  • Physical Healer

The conventional myths and legends believe that the healing properties of this crystal are wonderful in treating a number of ailments. Cuprite has been proved curative in diseases, which relates to blood, heart, kidneys, skeletal systems, blood metabolism, tissues, ligaments, alcoholism, addictive habits, water retention, stamina, vigour, PMS, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, oxygenation of the blood, vitamin assimilation, etc.

  • Emotional Healer

The high copper contents in Cuprite make this stone wonderful for the brain. It releases the oxidative stress and helps in brain development. It reduces worries and anxieties of the person and supports him in the stages of emotional turmoil.

  • Spiritual Healer

Cuprite deepens the meditation and helps in delivering the spiritual message of both the human being and the divine to each other. It teaches the wearer the sense of control and contentment.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

Cuprite is allied with kundalini or the life-force energy in addition to healing of the solar plexus chakra, the base (root) chakra, and balancing the heart and base chakras.

Being a grounding stone, Cuprite is really amazing in curing the negativities of the root chakra. The base chakra connects the energy of the body with the energies of the earth, and hence the grounding attribute of Cuprite adds more positivity to this process. By balancing the base chakra, Cuprite maintains the energy level, stamina, enthusiasm, and vigour of the body.

The other chakra that is healed by Cuprite is the solar plexus chakra. The solar plexus chakra is the centre of knowledge, personal strength and learning.  A strong solar plexus chakra helps the person in the development of the will power and the strength that is very useful in surviving in the world. When the Solar Plexus Chakra is in balance, it boosts a sense of worth, mutual respect, serenity and initiative. The person is always sociable, ecstatic and confident. The dare and the confidence that is inculcated by a healthy plexus chakra are related to the person, even timid, transpiring into a leader, adventurer, and a charismatic personality.

Cuprite Facts

Some facts about Cuprite

  • Cuprite is rarely used for the purpose of jewellery making because of it poor hardness on the Moh’s scale.
  • Sometimes, Cuprite is also mentioned as ruby copper due to its typical striking red color.
  • One of the finest and gem-quality Cuprite was mined in Organza, Southwest Africa, in 1970.
  • The amazing Cuprite was named by Wilhelm Karl von Haidinger who was a geologist, physicist and mineralogist from Austria.  
  • Cuprite is the stone of those born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius.
  • Cuprite must always be cleaned with a soft and dry cloth.
  • Cuprite is also prone to discoloration, hence it must be kept away from direct sunlight, chemical, and high temperature.

Metaphysical Properties

The soft, heavy, and brittle Cuprite is a red oxide mineral (Cu2O) and is a significant ore of copper. It is a derivative mineral that is formed by the weathering of copper sulphide minerals. This stone is widespread as earthy masses, grains and crystals in the areas where copper oxidizes in lodges. Being the major ore of copper, Cuprite is found in many localities all around the world.

The name of Cuprite, as told before, has been derived from the word Cuprum because of the significance of copper in it. Cuprite has a very good refractive index, and it can be found in both shimmering, sub-metallic opaque crystals, and in dazzling transparent red crystals. The opaque form of Cuprite can also be seen with some vague red edges.

The color palate of Cuprite is not very rich, it can be found in shades, like scarlet, reddish-purple, brownish-red, crimson, burgundy, reddish-black, and dark gray. Cuprite is a very brittle stone and has a hardness of 3.5-4 on the Moh’s scale of hardness.

Cuprite is generally used for ornamental carvings. It is rarely used for making jewellery, but if used, Cuprite is exclusively shaped and created into cabochons.

Cuprite In News

Cuprite Color

Cuprite comes in the garnet red color that makes it quite exquisite gemstone.

Cuprite Colors

  • CleavageFair in four directions forming octahedrons
  • Other NamesRuberite, Ruby Copper, Red Copper
  • Crystal HabitCubic, octahedral, and dodecahedral crystals; as hairlike capillary forms, earthy, compact granular and massive
  • StreakShining metallic brownish-red
  • Refractive Indexn = 2.849
  • DiaphaneityTransparent, translucent
  • Mohs scale (hardness)3.5 to 4
  • SourcesUral Mountains, Altai Mountains, and Sardinia, and in more isolated locations in Cornwall, France, Arizona, Chile, Bolivia, and Namibia.
  • Chemical formulaCu2O
  • LustreAdamantine, sub-metallic, earthy
  • ColorDark red to conchineal red, sometimes almost black
  • Chakra HealingRoot or base chakra,Solar Plexus Chakra,Heart chakra
  • BirthstoneFebruary
  • Zodiacaquarius
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  • Alina
    Nov 6, 2014, 3:59:24 PM

    I have a piece of Cuprite. I don’t know how to take care of it. Please suggest some tips.

  • Gemexi
    Nov 17, 2014, 5:52:49 PM

    Hello Alina… we will offer you some tips that will take care of not only Cuprite but also of other gemstones too. Always put your jewel pieces off whenever you go for bath or perform some chemical tasks like when you use perfumes etc. wash it off with Luke warm water and wipe it with a soft cloth. Keep it away from other talismans to avoid scratches on it.

  • Kim
    Nov 20, 2014, 5:50:11 PM

    Cuprite is well composed of all types of healing properties that are required by a wearer. It is suitable for Taurean. I am Leo so please suggest what I should do to get benefited from it?

  • Gemexi
    Nov 27, 2014, 12:37:40 AM

    Hello Kim, the first step that you should follow before donning this talisman is that you should seek an advice from your astrologer. This kind of people is known for recommending a suitable talisman for the wearer suiting their birthstone, Zodiac or horoscope. So instead of taking unnecessary chance you should consult with your astrologer.

  • Jim
    Apr 7, 2015, 4:17:33 AM

    this gemstone is good for taureans..i am also taurean..i think it will be good to me..should i go for it...please suggest..

  • Gemexi
    Apr 16, 2015, 2:48:58 AM should go for it...if it suits your will be beneficial for of luck....

  • Andreas
    May 18, 2015, 2:44:47 AM

    Cuprite gemstone exhibits its healing power to cure heart related diseases. I want to try this charm as I am suffering from this. How can I be confirmed regarding this. Help me!!

  • Rettesi
    Jul 31, 2019, 10:28:29 PM

    I like the way you cover every point about all the healing stones. It becomes easy for all to getting knowledge.

  • lashley
    Nov 18, 2019, 9:49:11 PM

    Oh my gosh! Such a stunning piece of jewelry you have.

  • nancy
    Jan 9, 2020, 10:05:02 PM

    Your work is amazing! Always support customers in every kind of query. thanks a lot.\n

  • lenna
    Jul 27, 2020, 5:24:51 AM

    I like your cuprite collection and surely buy it from you within a couple of days.

  • Calliei
    Dec 30, 2020, 9:49:01 AM

    It is a beautiful stone with great physic healing powers one who is suffering from any blood, heart or kidney related problems should surely try it. It really works.

    Dec 31, 2020, 4:40:17 AM

    Calliei, Thanks for the feedback on your experience. Your feedback will surely help others to choose this beautiful stone according to their physical and mental health.

  • Ella
    Feb 8, 2022, 10:43:16 AM

    I ordered a pendant which is so beautiful and the color of the stone is so bright.

    Feb 10, 2022, 6:32:07 AM

    Thankyou for shopping with us. We are glad to know that you have loved the jewelry and had a great experience. We are happy to assist you again.

  • Elanie
    Feb 28, 2022, 11:54:44 AM

    I love the Cuprite Stone due to its attractive color and healing properties. And your Cuprite gemstone silver pendant designs & patterns look so beautiful. I will stay connected with you for more purchasing. Thank you, Gemexi!!

    Mar 1, 2022, 11:39:24 AM

    Thankyou for shopping with us. We are glad to know that you loved the jewelry and had a great experience. We are happy to assist you again..:)

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