Weight: 775 grams
Size:12 x 9 cm
Malachite is a green opaque mineral with a nice striped pattern when sharpened. If you saw malachite in half, you will see eye-shaped patterns. Malachite was already used in the Neanderthal times and has always been attributed to the goddesses. It has been considered a woman’s stone for centuries.
The beautiful green colors in malachite are caused by a high copper content. This also makes the stone very vulnerable. Exposure to, for example, sweat, perfume and soap can cause damage and quickly penetrate into the stone. Unfortunately there is a lot of imitation of malachite in circulation, especially in jewelry/beads. Always pay attention when you purchase processed malachite. The easiest way is to look at the weight. Is a bracelet/necklace very lightweight, like normal beads? Then you can actually assume that you have an imitation in your hands. Real malachite is quite heavy in weight, also in cut form such as beads.
Possible healing properties.
Malachite is a powerful stone, especially for women. It is for that reason often called the woman’s stone. Malachite strengthens empathy and provides insight into others and yourself. It helps you to have a good overview of the situation. Malachite reduces inhibitions and shame and can thus bring out repressed feelings. Malachite promotes intuition and the ability to visualize. The stone absorbs negative energy and protects against radiation. Very nice to carry with you when you come into contact with people and/or spaces with a heavy energy.*
*This information is not scientifically proven, it is based on the experience of users and therapists. The properties mentioned are in no way intended to replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified physician or therapist.