Beautiful banded Malachite stones in solid hallmarked sterling silver earrings. Made in our Sheffield studio by jewellery designer Andrew Thomson. The stones are 10mm by 8mm cut in a peardrop shape, wrapped in silver with a solid silver back and hook wires.
As all stones are created naturally, each one is unique and may therefore vary from the image. However we guarantee they are of the highest quality and handpicked specifically for each design.
Now a little bit about the stone…
Malachite is a popular mineral with its intense green colour and beautiful banded masses. The banded specimens are formed by massive, botryoidal, reniform, and especially stalactitic Malachite that are dense inter-growths of tiny, fibrous needles.
Dense banded specimens are often sliced and polished to bring out their beautiful colouring. The bands may consist of concentric rings with interesting patterns; such specimens are highly sought after. These concentric banded specimens are most commonly from African sources. Polished, banded Malachite has been carved into ornaments and worn as jewellery for thousands of years, and in some ancient civilisations it was thought to be a protection from evil when worn as jewellery.