A Grade Malachite - #10
Malachite is a great crystal choice for when you are looking to make some positive changes in your life, guiding you to stop procrastinating and/or being fearful of change. Helping to bring in balance whilst clearing blockages within, also REALLY good for those that have difficulties in setting boundaries! See below for more Malachite info:
Key words: Enlightened leadership, creativity, confidence, protection, a healed heart
Chakras: Solar plexus, heart
Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Scorpio
Wedding Anniversary: 13th year
Malachite Crystal Healing Properties:
The energy of Malachite strengthens our ability to take action in the world, to create and manifest form from our thoughts and ideas. It can help us find the resolve to overcome difficulty and the integrity to stay true to our direction. It is a powerful protection stone that reveals energetic and emotional boundaries and helps us to honour those boundaries in ourselves and others. It has been traditionally used to help in the treatment of torn muscles, swollen joints and arthritis. It can help bring restful sleep by creating a sense of calm and peace. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine it is believed to treat kidney disorders.
Malachite History and Uses:
The origins of the name Malachite may come from one of three Greek words, mallow a type of herb, malhe meaning grass; either of these could refer to the green colour of the stone or malakos meaning soft. Malachite was popular in the Ancient world, Egyptians mined it for copper ore and used it for jewellery as early as 4000BC and the Greeks and Romans powdered the stone to make eye shadow. In the middle ages it was believed to protect against the evil eye and sorcery. A large deposit in the Ural Mountains was mined by the Russian Czars to make ornaments and to line the walls of their palaces. Malachite is the anniversary stone for the 13th year of marriage.
Malachite Geological Description:
Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. It can often form with Azurite and Chrysocolla. Malachite is found in Zaire, Australia, Chile, South Africa and the USA.
The two most notable ways to know that Malachite is genuine is by their markings and by the weight
They have these lovely black patterns running through them, that graduate into the green beautifully, but if the black markings are too contrasting against the green, chances are it's synthetic.
Another thing to note is the weight, Malachite has a high copper content which makes them quite weighty, so if it feels really lightweight, that's another sign that the Malachite is synthetic.
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These Malachite crystals are listed as Sold as Seen, so the crystal photographed in this listing will be the exact crystal you will receive, should you decide to order.