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a cabochon cut malachite

Transformation & wisdom

Malachite is a beautiful green gemstone, characterised by a unique pattern of wavy bands throughout the stone. It get its name from the Greek word for the Mallow plant, "molochitus", due to the similarity between the Malachite and the plant's leaves.

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Malachite symbolises loyalty, leadership, wisdom, balance, and peace. It's also connected to transformations and is said to have a healing quality which removes negative energy and balances body and soul. That's why Malachite can be a good companion for someone who is going through changes.

Learn more about gemstone symbolism in our large Gemstone Encyclopedia here.

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Malachite is often referred to as the stone of transformation because it allegedly aids in uncovering and healing emotional pain by absorbing it. The Malachite is said to give a great deal of peace and insight to the wearer who may be going through personal growth, starting a new job, or moving.

The Malachite is said to stimulate the Heart chakra, which is the core of love and all the feelings you have as a human. Here, Malachite is said to remove negative energies, yielding more space for love.

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Malachite is a softer gemstone and is more fragile towards scratches than hard gemstones. Therefore, you should always remove your Malachite jewellery when you’re going to sleep, showing and doing work or chores such as gardening, doing dishes etc.

When cleaning your Malachite jewellery use warm water, a mild detergent, and a soft cloth or brush to polish the stone and remove dirt. Rinse with clean water and let the stone dry. It’s not recommended to clean Malachite jewellery with an ultrasonic cleaner or with steam.

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Many cultures throughout time have revered Malachite. The green gemstone has been used as a protective amulet since ancient times and is said to have been mined in Egypt as far back as 3.000 years B.c. The ancient Egyptians used Malachite as decor and jewellery but were also known to grind the stone to a powder, which they used as a pigment in cosmetics and paint. Malachite was also especially popular with the Russian Tsars in the 1900s, who had sculptures, vases, and an entire room in the Winter Palace in Skt. Petersburg is dedicated to the gemstone.

Long gold plated earrings with green malachite gemstones from carré


In ancient Greece, it was thought that Malachite could protect one from diseases if the gemstone were placed under a pillow while sleeping or worn around the clock. In ancient Egypt, Malachite was associated with death, resurrection, rebirth, and fertility. Here, it was believed that the afterlife was similar to their earthly lives, but was free from pain and suffering - this place was referred to as “The Fields of Malachite”.

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Malachite is known for its deep, green colour and light, wavy band formation. Malachite can also be found in blue and yellow, depending on which elements affect it during its creation. The gemstone typically occurs in limestone cracks and is found close to copper mines - Malachite gets its colour from this element. Malachite is mined in many places worldwide, but the largest depots are found in Russia and Zambia. It can also be found in Australia, Chile, Congo, Germany, France, Greece, Israel, Pakistan and The United States. When measuring a gemstone’s hardness, Moh’s Hardness Scale is used. This scale goes from 1-10, where 10 is the hardest. Malachite is a relatively soft gemstone, and measures between 3,5-4 on Moh’s Hardness Scale.

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Courage & spirituality

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Grounding & protection

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Peace & stability

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Harmony & protection