99ST404: Malachite Chips 36 Inch Strand - - 1 String
Small gemstone are both popular and versatile. Their convenient size makes them easy to work with, and useful in a wide variety of designs. You can use them as a subtle color accent or base your entire design upon them. Their natural organic shape makes them a great partner for beads like precious metal rounds or metallic seed beads. Along with lapis lazuli, Malachite is one of human kinds first precious stones. It has been used for over 7,000 years and was quite popular with ancient Egyptians. Malachite has been associated with numerous goddesses throughout history, such as the Egyptian goddesses Toeris, and Hathor as well as the Greek goddess Venus. Malachite is easily recognized for it is a deep banded green color. Like Lapis, Malachite was ground and used as a pigment.