Our Malachite and Tourmaline Branch Pendant is perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.
This pendant features a beautiful free form, malachite stone in a simple setting. The stone sits elegantly within a Sterling silver twig design, handmade by our Silversmiths. As a finishing touch, a small oval, tabletop cut, green tourmaline stone sits at the top of the twig. An unusual design, this pendant is eye-catching and elegant.
Perfect as a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.
If you'd like a chain with this pendant please choose the desired design and length from the drop down menu. Chain shown in picture: Fine Belcher Chain.
If you'd like a different style of chain, check out our full selection of chains here and purchase the chain separately. Please be aware, that as purchased separately, they will arrive packed in separate boxes. If you'd like them packed together in one box, please let us know in the notes section at the checkout.
All Silver Scene jewellery comes lovingly packaged in a gift box.
This piece has been ethically designed and made by hand by Silver Scene Ltd in our workshops in Bali, Indonesia. It is an exclusive Silver Scene design and is limited to one piece only.
Malachite and Tourmaline set in Sterling Silver, keep clean with an anti-tarnish cloth.
About the stone
Malachite is a popular stone which has light and dark green banded areas. Found wherever copper is mined, Malachite often results from weathering of copper ores. Large quantities of malachite have been mined in the Urals, Russia and is also found worldwide including in the Congo, Zambia, Mexico, Southwestern United States notably in Arizona and the Middle East.
Malachite was first used by the Egyptians in 4000BC. They used Malachite in jewellery and they believed that wearing malachite in bands around the head and arms protected the wearer from the frequent cholera epidemics that ravaged Egypt. They also ground it up to powder and used it as eye shadow and paint. The Greeks used Malachite architecturally in their grandest of temples. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans believed malachite warded off evil spirits and it was often carved into amulets. The nineteenth century proved to be the golden age of Russian malachite. The sumptuous stone became a sign of prestige and a token of wealth -- so much so that Russian papers of the time wrote: "To afford having a big piece wrought in malachite is synonymous to owning diamonds."
Malachite is known as a protection stone and it is thought to absorb negative energies and pollution. It brings balance and harmony and opens the heart to unconditional love. Malachite is also known as a stone of transformation, life is lived more intensely under the influence of this adventurous stone which encourages risk-taking and change. Malachite is known as a versatile healing stone and is particularly useful for cramps, including menstrual cramps and is thought to facilitate childbirth.
Tourmaline is the horoscope stone for Pisces and Gemini.
Tourmalines occur in a variety of colours ranging from magenta to teal blue. The name Tourmaline comes from Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) word tura mali, which translates as the stone of mixed colours.
Ancient legend states that tourmaline is the stone of many colours because of its travels along rainbows where it captured the rainbows' many beautiful colours.
Tourmalines are renowned for their detoxifying properties and their ability to boost the immune system.
At widest points including bale 3.5cm x 1.9cm approx. Malachite 1.3cm x 0.8cm approx. Tourmaline 0.4cm x 0.3cm approx.
Please be aware that as our stone jewellery is handmade and the stones are natural, dimensions and stone colours may vary slightly.