African Green Malachite Handcrafted Stone Jewelry Box
Lovely! A handcrafted Malachite stone box! The material came from the Katanga Mine area in the Congo, Africa.
This superbly crafted box is about 2.75 inches long by 2 inches wide and 1.25 inch thick. The walls are 5 mm less than .25 inch thick. The material is high grade and the pattern is beautiful!
Malachite is a copper carbonate. It has a hardness between 3.5 and 4. It crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system, and most often forms botryoidally, fibrous, or stalagmite masses. This material is found in the oxidation zone of major copper deposits.
This stone's name is from the Greek, malache, - "mallow" in reference to its green leaf color.
Metaphysical Properties: Malachite is a very protective stone, being especially helpful for general protection, protection from evil, protection during pregnancy and childbirth, and protection for children. It is also an excellent protection stone during flying and other travel. Using this stone, one can counteract self-destructive romantic tendencies and help encourage true, pure love. Malachite is also good for enhancing emotional stability and balance in general.
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I ship Priority Mail and charge actual shipping. I never charge more than $10.95 for combined shipping within the U.S.!
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail at actual cost, including Flat Rate. Or we offer First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.