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Malachite egg (small)

Malachite, The Congo

Malachite has been prized for most of human history. Who doesn't like a bright green rock! Malachite is relatively soft and easy to grind. It makes a great pigment. People have been using malachite as a pigment since the stone age. 

Like most minerals which have been prized since time immemorial, it has a rich folk history. It frequently has a banded appearance and slices of malachite can look like little eyes. Eyes are frequently associated with protection. Malachite is said to ward off bad luck and the evil eye. Malachite eggs are said to bring good luck for a new beginning. Malachite is said to be particularly helpful for children and young people. So this would make a great gift for a new baby.

Average weight, 65g.All prices are per item. Photograph s are representative of the items on offer, but the item you buy may not be the one in the photograph