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.
If you don't need a full strand, you can buy these by the bead.
- Bead Size: 10.2mm to 10.45mm
- Strand Length: 15.5" Minimum
- Treatments: Waxed