Malachite Banded Bright Green Gemstone in Sterling Silver Pendant

Regular price $78.00

This is a fun, unique sterling silver Malachite pendant! The pendant is sold alone, and any chain you would like to pair it with can be purchased separately in the Sterling Silver Chain section. Also, we have an extensive collection of Malachite earrings, bracelets, rings, and beaded strands, many that are not listed here. Contact us if you would like help putting a set together!

Malachite has a distinctive, graphic look that is like no other stone. This banded bright green mineral is most often found in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and forms in bubbly botryoidal layers. Polished flat, these layers form concentric bands of varying shades of green. Malachite's distinctive look will add an air of funky and creative color to your jewelry ensemble.

This particular piece is shaped into a rounded cornered diamond shaped pendant, set in simple sterling silver. The pendant features a unique, freeform, organic shape, with a highly polished surface. It is a very brightly colored and graphic piece, and would make a lovely addition to your jewelry collection!

Locality: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dimensions: 1.38" x 0.88" x 0.19" (36mm x 23mm x 5mm)

PHYSICAL: Malachite is a secondary copper bearing carbonate mineral, and forms in contact zones in copper deposits. Malachite often forms as a secondary mineralization after azurite and other copper minerals, as a pseudomorph. Prominent deposits include DRC, Peru, Laos, Thailand, Morocco, and more.
HEALING: Malachite is associated with leadership, enlightened decisionmaking, protection, and heart healing. It is connected to the element of fire, and the 4th chakra (heart).

Care for gemstones in sterling silver jewelry: 

As with all natural stones set in silver, these jewelry pieces should be removed when taking a shower, swimming, or entering a hot springs. Water (especially hot water) can damage natural materials and even cause settings to fail. This is especially true with gemstone rings!

*Though many gems and minerals have historical and cultural associations with healing properties, these items are sold for wear in jewelry, display, study, and collector interest only.