Malachite, with its vivid green linear curvatures, had once been said by some to ward off evil forces and black magic. Derived from “molochites” or mallow in Greek, it is named after a green herb reflective of its natural and fertile appearance. Of fibrous luster, malachite is often carved into beautiful cabochons to flaunt its dark forest and lush green stripes and spherical patterns. Malachite can be sensitive to acidic conditions, so ensure care when wearing to preserve its luster and gently polish to enhance its shine.
Countries of Origin: USA, Australia, Russia, Zaire