African Green Malachite Handcrafted Stone Jewelry Box
Lovely! A handcrafted Malachite stone jewelry box! The material came from the Katanga Mine area in the Congo, Africa.
This superbly crafted box is almost 4 inches long by 2.5 inches wide and 1.25 inch thick. The walls are 5 mm or almost .25 inch thick. The material is high grade and the pattern is beautiful! It weighs .6 lb.
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 of Malachite: 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.