We are really pleased to have sourced some superb Malachite stone for these lovely hexagon design silver drop earrings. Each 12mm stone is cut specially for this design at our Sheffield studio and set in fine hallmarked sterling silver.
As all stones are created naturally, each one is unique and may therefore vary from the image.
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.