Nature has always been a muse for jewellery designers, and one gemstone that captures the essence of the earth's beauty is malachite. With its vibrant green hues and captivating patterns, malachite jewellery brings a touch of the natural world to any outfit. In this blog post, we'll dive into the world of malachite jewellery, exploring its history, properties, and unique features. At NJO, we love using malachite throughout our pieces and we want to showcase the beauty of this stone throughout our blog. Whether you're a jewellery enthusiast or simply curious about this stunning gemstone, join us as we give you the run down of all the ins and outs of malachite.
The Beauty of Malachite
Malachite has a rich history dating back thousands of years. It was cherished by ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans for its mesmerizing green colour and believed healing properties.
One of the most captivating aspects of malachite is its stunning appearance. With its vibrant green colour and swirling patterns, each piece of malachite is unique and possesses a distinctive charm. The patterns, known as banding or concentric rings, are formed by the deposition of copper minerals over time. Malachite's vibrant green colour varies from light to dark shades, often with contrasting bands of lighter and darker greens. This variety adds depth and dimension to the stone, making it visually striking in jewellery designs.
Not only is the vibrant green stone a stunning way to add a pop of colour to any look but Malachite is known as the stone of transformation. It is said that wearing Malachite can encourage quick healing and enhance your overall wellbeing. As well as this, Malachite is believed to clear away negative energy from around and within you.
Our Favourite Malachite Pieces
Malachite is a versatile gemstone which can be crafted into various forms of jewellery. Below are our top picks from NJO.
Rings: Malachite rings make a bold statement. We love the stunning contrast between malachite and gold. Our Gold Malachite Rectangle ring is a show stopping piece that will catch everybody’s eye.
Necklaces: The deep green hues of malachite against the skin create a striking effect. One of our best selling pieces is our Gold Rimmed Malachite Heart pendant. This is a subtle piece perfect for adding a pop of colour to any look.
Earrings: Malachite earrings can range from simple studs to dangle earrings, showcasing the stone's natural beauty. We love both our Malachite Disc studs and Rectangle Drop earrings equally. They are the perfect accessory that can take you from day to night.
Bracelets: Complete any look with our Gold Malachite Disc bracelet. The vibrant green colour adds a touch of elegance and flair to any outfit.
All of our malachite pieces are carefully crafted with 9ct gold. This ensures that your pieces last a lifetime without tarnishing. Feel your most confident self with any of our show stopping, vibrant green pieces.
Caring for Malachite Jewellery
To keep your malachite jewellery looking its best, it's important to care for it properly. Malachite is a relatively soft stone, so it's best to store it separately from other jewellery to avoid scratches. Clean malachite jewellery with a soft cloth and mild soap or jewellery cleaner specifically designed for delicate gemstones. Avoid exposing malachite to harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, or prolonged sunlight, as it may cause colour fading or damage to the stone.
Malachite jewellery allows us to carry a piece of nature's beauty with us wherever we go. With its vibrant green colour, unique patterns, and rich history, malachite adds a touch of elegance to any ensemble. Whether you choose a vibrant ring, a delicate necklace, or a pair of striking earrings, malachite jewellery is sure to make a statement. Embrace the allure of malachite and let it become a cherished part of your jewellery collection.