Large Malachite Sphere


Large Malachite Sphere, measuring 5.3cm made from superb botryoidal Malachite

Size; 5.3cm Weight; 291gm

Ref No 4507



Large Malachite Sphere, measuring 5.3cm made from superb botryoidal Malachite

This is a superb large Botryoidal Malachite Sphere measuring 5.3cm. This is top quality from the Democratic Republic of Congo. This Sphere  is everything top grade malachite should be. It has fantastic banding, together with random patterns of pale and dark green. These are typical of Botryoidal Malachite.

Malachite is one of the more unusual semi precious stones. These days good quality Malachite is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain. It is a stone with gorgeous bands of rich green shades of colour.  With its rich opaque intensity of colour, it is quite unlike any other stone. It is a stone that has a high copper content, hence the strong green colours. Top quality stone, like this comes from a very few locations, throughout the world. The best quality stone comes from ‘The Democratic Republic of the Congo’. This is a stone that has been treasured and sought after for thousands of years. A stone highly prized by the Greeks and also the ancient Egyptians. The Malachite room at the Hermitage Museum, and also the Malachite Room in ‘Castillo de Chapultepec’ Mexico City, have spectacular examples.

Metaphysically, this is the stone of intuition and insight. Malachite is the stone of transformation. It also has the ability to repeat this over, and over again. This is a highly protective stone, especially for travellers. It is also a stone with powerful healing qualities. It is a stone useful for helping to restore strength after surgery or illness.

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