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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Malachite

Malachite is a green-copper carbonate. It displays a typical botryodal habit, which resembles a bunch of grapes. When cut through and polished, it shows a series of attractive light and dark green concentric growth rings that run parallel to the outside of the surface.

Chemical composition: 
CuC03(OH)2
Color: 
Rich, Deep Grass Green
Lustre: 
Semi-opaque
Hardness: 
4
Crystal system: 
Monoclinic
Origin: 
Zaire, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Chile, US and Australia
Healing properties*: 
Malachite is a power stone for intense inner transformation and soul catharsis.
Folklore: 
Medieval lapidaries used malachite for curing cramps, seizures and for easing childbirth.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.