Malachite occurs in rounded nodules, grape shapes, cone shapes, or stalactitic and rarely, encrusted slabs. Formed from copper-containing solutions in or near copper ore deposits. The most important deposits used to be in the Urals of Russia. The quarries delivered blocks of over 20 tons in weight. From there, the Russian Tsars obtained the malachite for decorating their palaces, paneling the walls, and for beautiful inlaid works. Today malachite is found in small amounts in many locations around the world where copper is mined. Zaire, the Congo, Australia, Chile, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Arizona produce malachite.
Malachite was popular with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans for jewelry, amulets, and as a powder for eye shadow and as a pigment in paint.
As an amulet malachite was worn to ward off danger and illness.
Shape: Round Cabochon
Weight: 6.25 carat average weight
Color: light and dark banded bluish green
Beautiful vivid bands of dark and light bluish green color. Excellent cut and polish. Calibrated gemstones. There are 62 of these fine gemstones available. Price listed is per gemstone. Receive a 20% discount on the purchase of ten or more