Malachite is a beautiful green earth stone with black bands. It is beautiful in earrings, necklaces, and pendants.
Care and Treatment
Malachite is especially fragile. Protect malachite from scratches and sharp blows. Also avoid large temperature changes (such as leaving it be a heater vent or in a hot car). Do not clean malachite in a home ultrasonic cleaner. Washing malachite in water will remove its finish.
Malachite is always coated with a protective polish. This polish will wash off. Imitation malachite has very regular black or white banding.
Malachite has a hardness of 4.
Physical pain. Asthma. Arthritis. Swollen joints. Tumours. Broken bones. Torn muscles. Enhances the immune system. Birthing. Menstrual cycles. Toothache
Malachite is found most everywhere. However, the most important mine is in Zaire.
Star Stone Months
Malachite is said to bring harmony into one's life. Clears and activates all chakras. Helps one in making transformations. Aids one with insight to find disorders. For equalising and balancing and revitalises all the bodies. Helps one to attain goals. Promotes fidelity and friendship and loyalty in business. Protects one while flying. Enhances psychic abilities.
It is said that malachite gives knowledge and patience.
Malachite was used as a children's talisman to ward off danger and illness. It is attached to infant's cradles.
Mining Malachite began as early as 4000 BC by ancient Egyptians.