Malachite Silver Pendant
Each stone in our glorious Malachite Collection is a picture of exquisite greens.
- Gorgeous high-grade authentic Malichite
- Unique one of a kind pendant (Mother nature guarantees that no two Malachite gemstones will be exactly alike)
- (L)47mm x (W)33mm oval cut genuine Malachite in .925 Sterling Silver
- Chain not included
Origin: South Africa
Crystal type: Carbonate family. Malachite is a green, very common secondary copper mineral with a widely variable habit. Typically it is found as crystalline aggregates or crusts, often banded in appearance, like agates. It is also often found as botryoidal clusters of radiating crystals, and as mammillary aggregates as well. Single crystals and clusters of distinguishable crystals are uncommon, but when found they are typically acicular to prismatic.
Chemical Composition: Cu2CO3(OH)2Hardness: On Mohs scale of mineral hardness - grade 3.5-4 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)
It is known that crystals, due to their atomic makeup, hold heat and focus light energy, the often used example is quartz crystals being used in watches to generate an electric charge. Beyond this, it is said that crystals and gemstones have different energies that can be used to enhance your own energetic vibrations. Each gemstone is known for its unique 'energetic' properties.
Properties: Protection - Balance - Love
These eye catching mesmerizing Malachite tumblestones will help to manifest abundance, balance the heart chakra. Traditionally a stone of protection, Malachite is said to be a powerful emotional cleanser helping to remove past traumas, and negative emotions, bringing harmony into your life. In healing Malachite is believed to lower blood pressure and to detoxify the liver. The copper content in Malachite is said to ease rheumatism and arthritis.
Historical Uses/Folklore: Named in antiquity (see Pliny the Elder, 79 CE) molochitus after the Greek μαλαχή, "mallows," in allusion to the green color of the leaves. Known in the new spelling, malachites, at least by 1661. Malachite was the metal of Venus and the ancient followers of the goddess were attributing important powers to the stone. In Roma, it was named the peacock stone, which was the emblem of the goddess Juno. Often cut in a triangle, reputed to protect against the Evil Eye, witchcraft, and evil spirits
How to Take Care of Your Malachite Pendant
Malachite gemstones should be stored inside a fabric-lined box or wrapped in a soft cloth. Malachite is very soft, and brittle- as well as being extremely sensitive to both heat and acids. It is rated about 3.5-4 on the Mohs hardness scale, so they should be kept away from other gemstones and jewellery to ensure they do not get scratched by any harder gemstones or damage any that may be softer.
To clean, just wash in warm soapy water using a soft brush, rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth, we do not recommend ultrasonic cleaners or steamers. It is a good idea to remove any jewellery before doing any physical activity such as sports, housework or gardening.
- Each piece is unique so this is the exact item you will receive.
- Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Mandara Crystals does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.