Rich Green Coloured Malachite
Polished malachite gemstone crafted as a ladies pendant in fine sterling silver. This piece has been reduced because the cabochon has not been polished quite as perfectly as we would have liked. With that said, it's not something that you're likely to notice unless the stone is examined very carefully.
Polishing malachite is particularly challenging because the dust from this mineral is toxic so good breathing protection must be worn at all times. Malachite is an ore of copper which is why its dust must not be inhaled. Once cut and polished there is little to no risk when handling the stone although it must never be used as an elixir and stones should not be put in your mouth.
Being a very soft mineral further complicates cutting and polishing yet despite all of the challenges of working with malachite, it's been widely used as a gemstone aound the world for thousands of years.
A colourful and very slightly chunkier malachite pendant at a great price. In the unlikely event that you should you not be totally satisfied with your purchase it may be returned for a full refund (T&C's apply).
Weight (grams) : 23
Size (cms) : 3.5 x 2.7 x 0.8