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Malachite Stone Properties and Meaning

Discover the mineral Malachite and the properties that this stone has, as well as the meaning of Malachite.

Malachite is a very characteristic and vibrant emerald green mineral. Dare to discover the properties and characteristics of Malachite.

Malachite is a mineral consisting of more than 50% copper. The Malachite stone is a symbol of calm and protection characterized by a very colorful green color.


    1. What is Malachite?

    2. Malachite color: green

    3. Malachite deposits

    4. Malachite stone meaning

    5. Malachite properties

    6. Zodiac sign Malachite

    7. Malachite Jewelry

    8. How to clean 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 the 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€. 

    Green malachite


    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.

    Green color of the Malachite stone 

    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 naturally formed 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, the United States, Italy, Israel and Russia.

    However, the most outstanding deposits are found in the Congo, where the brightest green Malachite stones are found.

    Malachite stone freshly extracted from a site


    4. Malachite stone: meaning

    One of the most interesting points of this mineral is the spiritual significance of Malachite.

    Malachite brings protection, confidence and peace of mind 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

    Malachite stone in green detail


    6. Zodiac sign Malachite

    The zodiac sign related to Malachite is Taurus, a spring zodiac. Taureans 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

    In LAVANI, we have several jewels made with Malachite, so you can find your perfect jewel and that the energy of the Malachite accompanies you in your day to day.

    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 the Malachite jewelry at the beach or when doing 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. 

    Girl cleaning her earrings with Malachite jewelry


    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.


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