Malachite is a deep green opaque gemstone with parallel bands and concentric rings, giving it a unique appearance. Its significance dates back to the ancient Egyptian and Greek civilizations, and its use has been important throughout the centuries. The famous Russian Malachite deposits were historically worked for use as a gemstone and carving stone, with Malachite being especially used in the house of the Russian Czars.
Despite its very low hardness and lack of durability, Malachite remains a popular green gemstone due to its unique and desirable color habit. Most of the Malachite gemstones have banding or vein-like color patterns; solid-color gems are not commonly available due to their lack of interest. The most desirable pattern in Malachite is rounded concentric eye-like rings.
Malachite has historically been worn as a healing gemstone. It was used as a protection against the evil eye and given to children to wear to protect them from having nightmares. Even today there are people who use Malachite as a gemstone for holistic and spiritual purposes.
Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation of all kinds, clears electromagnetic pollution and heals earth energies.
Malachite is the gemstone of transformation, working to clear and cleanse all the chakras. Wearing a Malachite bracelet helps you keep an emotional balance and remain positive and optimistic. It carries a very inspiring, healing, and purifying energy that can open your heart to attract all types of love.
It clears and activates all Chakras, and is especially helpful in the stimulation of the Heart and Throat Chakras. An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, Malachite is often called the “stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation to the wearer.