Learn more about Malachite Beads
Looking to add a striking pop of color to your jewelry designs? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Our selection of vibrant Malachite stone beads and Malachite colored bead strands is immense. Known for its intricate patterns and deep green color Malachite can make for a great accent piece in almost any jewelry design. Here at The Bead Chest, we like to offer a vast array of options and when it comes to Malachite, you’re in luck!
Malachite gets its name from the Greek word ‘Molochitis Lithos’ which roughly translates to mallow green stone. Many believe that Malachite was named after the Mallow plant due to its leaves being a similar color. Malachite has been being mined and used as a resource for almost 3,800 years. Malachite ore has been used as a decorative and ornamental stone, as well as, a gemstone for over 3,000 years. In ancient Egyptian lore, Malachite was associated with the afterlife. According to legend, it was believed that there was an enteral paradise known as the ‘Field of Malachite’. Over the years Malachite has been used to decorate palaces and opulent homes. Archaeologists all over the world have uncovered Malachite artifacts like bowls, jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, columns and other various tools at dig sites. In the past ground up Malachite was also used as a green pigment in paint colors. Malachite can be found naturally occurring in mines all over the world in places like Mexico, Chile, Britain, Arizona, France, The Timna Valley, Zambia, New South Wales, and in Urals Russia. Interestingly enough Malachite usually forms around copper ore. Malachite is often found with stones like Azurite, Calcite, and Goethite forming around it.
In many new age communities, Malachite stone beads are very popular jewelry items due to their believed in metaphysical healing properties. Many believe that Malachite is a great stone to meditate with. It is said that Malachite will help realign and cleanse your chakras. It is also said that when wearing Malachite stone beads your heart will be protected from negativity. Many believe that Malachite stone beads are a great gift to give to a loved one who is going through a sad time in their life. It is believed that Malachite can aid in the emotional healing process and can help one move on with one's life. Many also say that Malachite jewelry can make a great mood stabilizer bracelet or necklace.
Here at The Bead Chest, our diverse selection of Malachite beads will have your jewelry designs looking very unique and stylized. With so many different bead styles and sizes to choose from we know you’re going to have a hard time narrowing down your Malachite bead strand options. So please feel free to take your time browsing this curated section of Malachite stone beads. We can’t wait to see how you use them!