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Malachite Crystal Aesthetic: It’s Easy Being Green

If you’re looking to enhance your home decor or start a fine mineral collection, you can’t go wrong with malachite. This green gemstone, also known as “the stone of transformation,” has been treasured for centuries for its beauty and versatility.

Types of Malachite at LuxeRox

LuxeRox offers two types of malachite specimens: velveteen malachite and azurite-malachite. Velveteen malachite is unique because of its chatoyancy, or cat’s eye effect, which gives it a shimmering velvet texture that’s both beautiful and touchable. Azurite-malachite specimens feature both blue azurite and green malachite minerals, making for a striking combination.

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Malachite History

Malachite has a rich history dating back to ancient Egypt, where it was used in jewelry and decor. It was also prized for its ability to be turned back into copper through a process called smelting, making it an important resource for tools, weapons, and coins in the ancient world. Archaeologists have found evidence of malachite mining dating back to 3000 BC.

Malachite Aesthetic

Decorate your home with the color green! LuxeRox offers velveteen malachite, azurite-malachite, malachite trinket box, and a malachite dish. The rich, velvety green hue will pop against any background. The color green is calming to the nervous system, so malachite will help you turn your home or office into a calming atmosphere.

Malachite Meaning

Malachite is known as “The Stone of Transformation.” Give malachite as a gift to a loved one going through a transformation in their life!

Modern Demand for Malachite

Today, malachite is still in high demand, with brands like Rolex and David Yurman featuring it in their jewelry collections. However, its rarity means that the supply is limited. Malachite can be cut and polished into various jewelry pieces, including earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces. It’s important to note that malachite should not be worn directly against the skin due to copper’s potential to cause skin discoloration and irritation.

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Where to Buy Malachite

When you purchase malachite from LuxeRox, you can rest assured that you’re getting a hand-selected, museum-caliber mineral specimen that’s guaranteed to be palm-sized. Each specimen comes with a box and Lucite stand, making it easy to display in your home or office. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from LuxeRox goes to Gem Legacy, a charity that supports East African artisanal gem mining communities.