Malachite offers a rich opaque green bead with banding that is unique among the gemstones. Malachite is found in copper-rich areas where it forms large stalagmites.
With a Mohs hardness of 3.5 to 6, it's a very soft stone and scratches easily. Its use is not recommended in bracelets unless protected from impact, but it makes stunning necklaces, especially when paired with gold. Be sure to protect it from harder stones.
You can buy these here by the bead or save on a full strand. Please note that I do not guarantee matching beads. I broke a strand for these singles and will just pull the beads from the bin.
- Bead Size: 10.2mm to 10.45mm
- 1 Bead
- Treatments: Waxed.