The malachite gemstone beads are handcrafted in 925 sterling silver and the earrings are finished with French earring hooks. These statement green earrings are a perfect gift for any occasion.
Malachite is an opaque, green banded mineral and it was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant. Malachite is found wordwide including Zambia, Congo, France, Israel, Australia, Arizona, Southwestern United States but the largest quantities of malachite have been mined in the Urals, Russia.
The stone was one of the prime gemstones used for power by the upper class in Egypt, the headdresses of pharaohs were often lined with malachite, as this was said to raiser the ruler’s vibrations to a higher level and open him to wise council. It was also used by Greeks and Romans for jewelry and ground it to use as eye shadow.
Malachite is believed to be a strong protector of children. It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers. Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships. Malachite has been called the “mirror of the soul” and it reaches the inner feelings of the person and reflects what is there, negative or positive. Malachite is great for increasing ones concentration skills and is quite beneficial to ones physical, as well as psychic, vision.