Malachite Elephant Carving


Large Malachite Elephant Carving, hand-carved in Botryoidal Malachite

Size; 17.5 cms long, 10 cms high Weight; 1.65 kilos

Ref No 3501



Large Malachite Elephant Carving, hand-carved in Botryoidal Malachite, 1.65 Kilos

This is a large Malachite Elephant carving.  This carved elephant is hand-carved in Botryoidal Malachite, and is absolutely unique. A one off. This fantastic carving has superb colour and pattens. 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.

Metaphysically, 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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