Malachite gemstones have been utilized for over 6,000 years. Malachite was popular with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans for use as jewelry, amulets, and powder for eye shadow. We don't recommend this, as malachite dust can be toxic if inhaled! But don’t worry - our beads are polished and not harmful. Malachite is a light to dark green banded stone, similar but chemically different to agate. Malachite beads are some of the most popular on the market. Their particular color of green is difficult to find in other natural stones.
Did you know that the green color of tarnished copper is actually malachite? Malachite is a secondary copper mineral often found while mining copper.
Malachite is thought to be beneficial to the heart chakra, creating balance in one’s emotions. This stone is also used for its protective properties, warding off dangers both emotional and physical.