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The Mystique of Malachite Necklaces

I don't know about you, but when I see or hear of malachite, I think of great and magnificent…like a superhero. Formed at shallow depths within the Earth, it's typically found as stalactites and on surfaces of underground caves, just like a dark and mysterious hero. Malachite shows off a glorious green color that ranges from pastel to bright to an extremely dark green that is almost black.

The first of these mighty malachite deposits were located in Egypt and Israel more than 4,000 years ago. They were mined and malachite was one of the first ores used to produce copper. A pretty cool claim to fame, malachite! These deposits were also used to produce gemstones, sculptures and pigments. Much of the malachite in the market today is from deposits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Smaller amounts are produced in Australia, France and Arizona.

Quite striking and easy to identify, malachite is here to save the day, especially when it comes to what you are wearing around your neck. Think of how pretty a beaded maclachite necklace would look draping off your neckline. Play off the green with some new nail polish, a printed top or a pair of fun earrings. Never fear when malachite is near!