Malachite is a green copper carbonate mineral. Its name is often thought to come from the Greek word, "malache" which means "mallow", because the color of malachite is similar to the color of mallow leaf; or, the Greek word, "malakos", which means "soft", due to the fact that malachite is soft compared with other minerals. The largest malachite deposits occurred in Russia, but it can also be found in Zaire, Australia, Chile, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Arizona. Malachite is used as a source of copper and as a gemstone. It often is found with azurite in copper deposits. Malachite often has distinctive concentric bands in varying shades of green.

Quality And Appearance

The look of malachite varies from light to dark green depending on its source. The stone is banded more often than not and has varying shades of green within the stone to capture the eye. In its rough form, malachite is matte in color. However, when cut and polished, the overall luster takes on a more silky look and feel.

Malachite Buying Guide: Since there are a lot of fake options out there available, it's always a good idea to request a document with its sourcing and treatment so that you know that you aren't paying for a totally synthetic option instead of the real thing. While malachite is known for scratching and chipping over time, it doesn't fade in time and will hold onto that bright varying green striped look long-term. The price varies depending on how it is cut and what kind of work goes into it, but the price often ranges from ₹ 400 to ₹ 1500 per carat.

Therapeutic Properties

Physically speaking, malachite is thought to help improve cramps and pain from both menstruations as well as labor. It can also help with the joints and spine as well as digestion when needed. Malachite is also thought to help with fears, making it popular for those who are stressed or naturally anxious. In terms of its energy, malachite will work directly with the emotional body and help release painful and negative emotions. It focuses on the heart chakra and it will help us interact with the world as well as get over difficulties.

Expert Suggestion

Thought to be a protective stone, malachite can be helpful during fearful and painful times for you. It can also help protect against painful worldly ailments including microwaves. When used in meditation. It will help you grow in a spiritual sense.

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Gempro Speaks

When choosing Gempro malachite, you can hold it in each hand and feel the transformative powers that it will bring. It is a healing stone and it will offer rich color and health in both a physical, emotional and spiritual sense.


Egyptian hieroglyphs describe malachite as a connection to the deities. The most famous malachite is part of the interior decoration of "the Malachite Room" at the Winter Palace in St Petersburg. The room was designed by Alexander Briullov during the 1830s. The opulent Malachite Room features ornamental columns, vases and fireplace panels made from malachite.

Malachite Gemstone Specifications

  • Species: Copper Carbonate Hydroxide
  • Alternate Names: N/A
  • Colors: Light to Dark Green
  • Hardness: 3.5-4 on the Mohs scale.
  • Month: N/A
  • Zodiac: Tauras
  • Element: Fire
  • Property: Transformation, Intuition, Advancement, Love


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