Malachite pendant crafted for Stone Mania in fine sterling silver. This piece has been slightly reduced because there are some very minor polishing issues on the surface of the stone.
Malachite is a difficult mineral to work with particularly for cutters in Jaipur in India. This is where most of the world's cabochon gemstones are cut and polished. Not only is it very soft but it's also an ore of copper so the dust is toxic.
The minor scuffing on the surface of this stone is only noticeable with careful examination in good light.