Our Malachite Open Swirl earrings are perfect for everyday wear or special occasions.
Each earring compromises of an oval Malachite stone in a simple setting. Surrounding the malachite stone, our silversmiths have created an open sterling silver swirl design that showcases the stone beautifully.
These large malachite earrings are bound to get noticed and are the perfect complement to any outfit or occasion.
Malachite is a popular stone in our shops due to its deep green colour and beautiful stripes.
Perfect as a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.
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 are made in very limited numbers.
Malachite 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.
At widest points including hooks 4.7cm x 2cm approx. Malachite 0.9cm x 0.7cm approx.
Please be aware that as our stone jewellery is handmade and the stones are natural, dimensions and stone colours may vary slightly.
Earrings pictured are earrings sold.