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Malachite, with its beautiful, rich green color, leaves no doubt of its importance as a jewel. Its opaque tones, strength, and look demands respect – mesmerizing the viewer. Yet the movement, flow and energy of its lines, circles and designs soothe and welcome. 

The stone’s name derives from the Greek “mallow-green stone”. Malachite was extensively mined at the Great Orme Mines in Britain 3,800 years ago, using stone and bone tools. 

Archaeological evidence indicates that the mineral has been mined and smelted to obtain copper at Timna Valley in Israel for more than 3,000 years. Since then, malachite has been used as both an ornamental stone and as a gemstone.

Symbolism

Malachite is an extremely powerful metaphysical stone. It is often called the “stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation to the wearer.

Malachite has historically been worn for protection from lightning and contagious diseases and for health, success, and ?constancy in the affections.  During the Middle Ages it was customary to wear it engraved with a figure or symbol of the Sun to maintain health and to avert depression to which Capricorns were considered vulnerable. 

Sources

Except for its vibrant green color, the properties of malachite are similar to those of azurite and aggregates of the two minerals occur frequently. Malachite is more common than azurite and is typically associated with copper deposits around limestones, the source of the carbonate.

Large quantities of malachite have been mined in the UralsRussia. Ural malachite is not being mined at present,[10] but G.N Vertushkova reports the possible discovery of new deposits of malachite in the Urals.[11] It is currently found worldwide including in the Democratic Republic of the CongoGabonZambiaTsumebNamibiaMexicoBroken Hill, New South WalesBurra, South AustraliaLyonFranceTimna ValleyIsrael; and the Southwestern United States, most notably in Arizona.

How to maintain your malachite jewelry 

To preserve its shine, malachite must be stored in a dry fabric-lined box separate from other jewelry. Any contactContact with water should be avoided because it can damage the stone’s protective surface, dulling its shine.

At QUIYEE

QUIYEE selects malachite displaying straight, uniform veins, predominantly from the best mines in the world. La Maison also works with a reputable workshop in Germany for the process of stone cutting. The stone gleams alongside rose gold in the Mimosa En Mémoire collection, among other creations.

To ensure optimal maintenance of your jewelry creations, we welcome you to visit Quiyee boutique 9 Rue de la Sourdière 75001 Paris France where our team can personally assist you in fulfilling a service request. Our Maison experts will take the utmost care handling your request and are dedicated to providing your creation with the best service possible so that you can continue to enjoy it daily.

 

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