Malachite stone derives its name from the Greek word "mallow" meaning, a green herb. Malachite is named so due to its high degree of resemblance to the 'Mallow plant' leaves. Its banded light and dark green designs are one-of-a-kind, and gives malachite stone a unique ornamental quality. Malachite stone beads are sometimes coated with colorless wax, oil, or hardening agents to increase its durability and enhance its appearance.
Malachite stone has historical importance attached to it. Malachite was used for preparing green paints in the early civilizations. In jewelry form it was worn by ancient Egyptians around 4000 BC back thinking that it could protect the wearer from black magic and sorcery. Even in ancient Greece the amulets were made from malachite stone beads were worn by children. Powder form of the gemstone was popular as an eye shadow. It was also extensively used for inlay carving works in churches and cathedrals.
Malachite Occurrence & Structure
is an opaque stone having bands of light to very dark green color. Malachite's
fine acicular crusts and tufts are very popular that appear as a mat of thin
hairs or as a carpet of green velvet. Malachite stone is found with many rare
copper silicates, halides, phosphates, sulfates and carbonates such as duftite,
libethenite, aurichalcite, sphaerocobaltite, kolwezite, shattuckite, atacamite,
mixite, cornetite and much more.
Types Of Malachite Stone
The popular types of malachite stone are
Malachite stone is a powerful stone with a lot of properties and mystic powers that re being utilized for therapeutic uses. Some of the popular and well known properties of malachite stone are as follows:
Helpful for pregnant women during child birth.