This necklace has a beautiful Malachite pendant on a 20" sterling silver chain. The pendant measures 1.5 inches tall and 1 inch at the widest point.
Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral that forms in unusual swirling patterns. Malachite was believed to be used in ancient Egypt as early as 3000 B.C. for jewelry and ornaments. In the Middle Ages, Malachite was used for protection of the evil eye and as “medicine” for stomach ailments.