Bead Size: 5mm
Strand Length: 16"
Mineralogy: Malachite is a gorgeously patterned, secondary copper carbonate hydroxide mineral that comes in shades of dark to pale green. It is formed from the weathering of copper minerals. Malachite has a highly variable crystal habit and may be acicular, botryoidal, massive, fibrous, or stalactitical. It is often found with dark blue azurite, another secondary copper mineral.
Metaphysical Properties: Malachite is one of the most profound heart healers. It is thought to help peel back the layers of the heart that are deep and profound. It is also said to help shift trauma and move forward in heart healing. It is said to be excellent for clearing anxiety, depression, and helplessness. It is also thought to be a very protective stone that shields against radiation.
WARNING: Cutting, carving, or breaking up malachite can be a dangerous health hazard. Most problems arise from the inhalation of malachite dust, especially when the mineral is worked dry. To avoid getting sick, always wear a NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) approved dust mask or respirator when working with malachite. If you're polishing malachite dry, grind and sand with lots of water.