In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about this amazing stone. We will talk about it’s history, where it comes from and the healing properties of Malachite.
What is Malachite?
Malachite is one of the most popular gemstones in the world. It has an intense and beautiful green color which makes it a very attractive choice for jewelry. While the stone was being formed in the earth, the copper in the malachite reacted with the water which created the beautiful different layers of green. The darker the green, the more contact with water it had.
Malachite stones are used to make beautiful malachite jewelery such as Malachite rings, Malachite necklaces and Malachite bracelets. This gem is also very popular to make hand carved figures such as animals and pedants.
The history of Malachite gemstones
Malachite gemstone has been used by humans for thousands of years. This stone was well known in ancient Egypt and historians believe that Malachite mines were used as early as 4000 B.C. The Malachite gem was also very popular in ancient Greece and Rome; they used it as jewelry, ornaments, and in powdered form, for eye shadow.
In the Middle Ages, green Malachite was believed to protect against the “Evil Eye” and to prevent diseases. Russian royalty used Malachite stones as well for ornaments and to decorate their castles. In the ancient world, Malachite stones were obtained only through trade. Merchants traveled very far collecting gemstones that would be appealing for the wealthy. This is how Malachite earn the reputation of the stone of the salesman which encourage people to believe that Malachite can increase wealth if its kept with money. Also if worn during business transactions it helps to bring better sales and more successful deals.
Where to find Malachite rocks?
Green Malachite rock can be found in certain places around the world such as Congo, Zambia, Mexico, France, Israel and in the south of United States.
Malachite metaphysical properties
Malachite rock has been associated with many positive beliefs and represents the deep healing green of nature such as the beauty of flowers, trees, roots and plants. It is believed that Malachite can heal on physical and emotional levels, drawing out impurities and stimulating the aura which is your energy field. This is why Malachite is also know and the healing stone. Malachite is also a stone of protection, it absorbs negative energies and sickness from your body. Some other popular beliefs about Malachite Healing properties are that if you carry it while traveling, It helps with jet lag.
As a stone of transformation, Malachite encourages change and emotional risk-taking. It shows what is blocking your spiritual growth, draws out deep feelings, then allows you to break unwanted ties and old patterns. It’s important to known that Malachite is toxic and should be used only in its polished form. Avoid breathing its dust and do not use Malachite in elixirs .