Malachite jewellery, well-know and popular for its beautifully banded striations in varying shades of green. Cut and polished to show of its alluring patterns and structure.
Malachite is an opaque stone, having bands of light to dark green colour. It is basically a copper carbonate mineral that is often found with azurite and calcite. It is usually dull in appearance and lacks lustre, but quite smooth to touch. It is easily sourced from Russia, Mexico, Australia and there is a small amount of it in the UK.