Decors Factors and Suggestions: Malachite is a beautiful mineral that serves as exquisite home décor as well as stunning jewelry. Malachite is known for its stunning, royal green color! Malachite often occurs with Azurite and they make a beautiful pair.
The jewelry piece above is so enchanting! Can’t you just picture a young queen wearing this gem or Cleopatra dictating with these grand earrings? Any jewelry piece featuring malachite can make you feel royal! Read more below to get the history of this spectacular mineral.
Home Décor Featuring a Fascinating Story
Legend and Lore: Malachite had several uses in the ancient world! Malachite was believed to foretell disasters if the piece was shattered into pieces. Many travelers adorned themselves in malachite in order to protect them on their journey. Even babies were decorated in malachite beads to ward off evil while they slept.
The Science of Malachite Creation: Malachite commonly occurs with Azurite and even calcite. Malachite forms and changes its color to a green when copper ores become weathered. Malachite is one of the copper carbonate minerals (the other main one being azurite).
Revealed by Man: Malachite used to be mined in Urals, Russia. Now, Malachite is mined in Zambia, Mexico, France and the Southern United States. . The most notable place in the United States that Malachite is found in is Arizona!
Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of malachite and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Scottsdale (4168 N. Marshall Way), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.