Malachite is possibly the oldest know green pigment, and was used centuries ago in paintings and Egyptian tomb art. It is prominent as a pigment in art up until the 16th century. Today it is used mainly in jewellery and sculpture.
This is a large polished slab of Malachite. I love the way that the different shades of green create this pattern on the stone. Interesting and eye-catching isn't it?
This piece is a hand woven full Persian bracelet with a cast toggle clasp; both are silver plated base metal. I've used the Malachite stone as the focal point in the centre of the chain. It sort of reminds you of a high oxygen flame, where you can see the blue at the base and the colour progressively changes to an orange at the tip, doesn't it?