All about Malachite!


Gemsations Malachite and Sterling Silver Earrings
Gemsations Malachite and Sterling Silver Earrings

What is Malachite? Malachite is a secondary mineral that forms when copper interacts with carbonate or limestone. It is often found with other copper-derived minerals.

What color is Malachite? Malachite comes in a variety of green shades. It has banding and lines across it that are both lighter and darker green.

Where does Malachite come from? Malachite is abundant and is found all over the world, including Zaire, Germany, France, Chile and the western United States.

What are the metaphysical properties of Malachite? Malachite has been collected for thousands of years as a paint pigment and for ornamentation. It is said to promote protection from harm- including during childbirth. It also promotes emotional stability. Malachite is the anniversary stone for the 13th year of marriage.

How do I clean and care for Malachite ? Malachite is relatively soft, so avoid harsh chemicals. It is often coated with a protective finish, so avoid steam and ultrasonic cleaners as well. Malachite is best cleaned with a soft, polishing cloth. As with all jewelry, take care not to strike it against a hard surface.

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