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Malachite

malachite stone

What is the Malachite?

Malachite is a hard stone with streaks ranging from light green to dark green.

Those who appreciate the green color cannot fail to refer to Malachite. Its name derives from the Greek “Malache”, literally “Malva”, the well-known green grass with which it shares the particular shade. The various legends that we find in literature give great prominence to its feminine symbolism, since the times of the ancient Egyptians, where the Malachite was compared to the divinity Athor.

Torrini uses cabochon cut or polished Malachite for its jewelry.

malachite mineral

Malachite Mineral

Malachite is a mineral formed based on copper carbonate.

This gem is formed by stratification, thus assuming the typical intense green color. Malachite's concentric lines draw particular curvilinear motifs.

A gem that belongs to the vast family of semi-precious stones used to decorate palaces, oversized ornaments, as well as for jewels of refined beauty.

oval malachite gemstone

What is the Malachite?

Malachite is a hard stone with streaks ranging from light green to dark green.

Those who appreciate the green color cannot fail to refer to Malachite. Its name derives from the Greek “Malache”, literally “Malva”, the well-known green grass with which it shares the particular shade. The various legends that we find in literature give great prominence to its feminine symbolism, since the times of the ancient Egyptians, where the Malachite was compared to the divinity Athor.

Torrini uses cabochon cut or polished Malachite for its jewelry.

Malachite Quality Factor

Discover the quality factor of the malachite

The beauty of Malachite depends on the quality of the raw mineral highlighted by the master cutter.

We can summarize in 3 points a good quality malachite:

  1. The stone must be cut according to a precise angle to highlight the brilliance of the perfectly smooth green color.

  2. The cut Malachite must not have any impurities on the surface that could be perceived as scratches that adversely affect its beauty.

  3. The Gem must be cut so that its shades of green are as homogeneous as possible. Typically, a low-quality Malachite has a very dark shade of green, almost black.

malachite vases with gold drakes

The Brief History of Malachite

Throughout history, Malachite has always been associated with seduction, sensuality, and a love of beauty.

In many religions, she has been considered a gem with healing powers with calming the soul.

Since ancient Egypt, Malachite was used in powder form as a pigment for eye make-up. In 1512, Raphael used it as in oil paintings due to its intense green.

Why we love Malachite

malachite jewelry

Malachite Jewels

Malachite is a hard stone with an intense green color that is well suited to adorn a jewel due to its brightness.

The green of this gemstone stimulates creativity, aesthetic sense, and beauty controls emotionality and removes the negativity of the psyche.