Malachite is a very characteristic and vibrant emerald green mineral. Dare to discover the properties and characteristics of Malachite.
Discover the mineral Malachite and the properties that this stone has, as well as the meaning of Malachite.
Malachite is a mineral composed of more than 50% copper. The Malachite stone is a symbol of calm and protection characterized by a very colorful green color.
Let's get started so you can discover all about Malachite!
1. What is Malachite?
Malachite is a secondary mineral formed in places with a high amount of oxidized copper.
Its name comes originally from the Greek language "Malagh" which means Mallow due to its great resemblance in color with the plant.
Currently, Malachite is one of the most used materials in jewelry and fine jewelry, adding a touch of color to the most special pieces.
The Malachite stone can be purchased in many mineral markets or jewelry stores. The price of Malachite varies greatly depending on the quality and size, but to give you an idea, a bracelet made with Malachite stone would be worth between 80 and 100€.
2. Color Malachite green
The green malachite color comes from the high levels of carbon that oxidize the copper.
The color is very similar to the color of the emerald so we can define it as an emerald green color, but it should be noted that the Emerald stone is much more valuable than the Malachite.
3. Malachite deposits
As mentioned above, the Malachite stone is composed of copper hydroxide.
Its hardness is between 3.5 and 4 on the scale of 10, so it can be said that it is a fragile and sensitive stone, so you should be very careful with it, it can even be soluble with water loaded with carbon dioxide. This stone is formed naturally in copper deposits, since about 6000 years ago, mainly in Eastern countries.
We currently find several deposits of Malachite around the world in countries such as: Australia, Brazil, Chile, France, United States, Italy, Israel or Russia.
However, the most outstanding deposits are found in the Congo, where the brightest green Malachite stones are found.
4. Malachite stone: meaning
One of the most interesting points of this mineral is the spiritual significance of Malachite.
Malachite brings protection, confidence and tranquility to its wearer. It is a mineral that will transmit balance and persuasion to its wearer, eliminating bad energies and calming the soul.
5. Malachite properties
There are many properties of Malachite:
- Relieves muscle aches and pains
- Helps with shyness
- Helps us with the management of our energies
- Helps fight fever
- Relieves menstrual cramps
- Regulates blood circulation
- Strengthens the immune system
6. Zodiac sign Malachite
The zodiac sign related to Malachite is Taurus, a spring zodiac. Taurus are known for being down to earth, realistic, loving, stubborn and temperamental. On the other hand, the mineral Malachite is also related to the Scorpio and Libra zodiacs .
7. Malachite Jewelry
At LAVANI, we have a wide range of Jewelry made with MalachiteWe have a wide range of Malachite jewelry, so you can find your perfect jewel and let the energy of Malachite accompany you in your day to day life.
We leave you some Malachite jewelry ideas here for you to take a look at:
8. How to clean Malachite
How to keep our malachite jewelry clean? This green mineral is very delicate and it is VERY IMPORTANT to know that it cannot be in contact with salt water, so it is better to remove our Malachite jewelry at the beach or when we do sports.
The best way to clean it is simply to use water with a little soap and a soft cloth to try not to damage it.
Do you still have doubts about the Malachite stone? Ask us whenever you want!
Remember that green Malachite is very special but also unknown to many people, so we hope we have brought you a little closer to it.