The name Malachite comes from the Greek - either from the words meaning 'grass' or 'soft'. Greeks would often give malachite pendants to their young children. The stone had been known to and valued by the Egyptians. They used its green color in eye shadow. On legend says that Malachite will break into small pieces if danger is near, warning its owner.
Malachite is the stone to protect those who love to travel. It is a stone of security and protection, of hope and peace. It is often used as a present for infants and children, to protect them in their journey of life.
Malachite is the stone for the 13th anniversary.
Malachite is a type of copper carbonate. Malachite comes from numerous locations, including Russia, Europe, Australia, Zaire, Chile and the US.
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