Bohemian Malachite Earrings with Hand Cut Stone
Boho-elegant earrings that combine hand cut malachite cylinder beads & full moons of freshwater pearl with oxidized copper wire wrap.
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Hand cut cylinder beads of rich, green gemstone are the focus in these bohemian malachite earrings. The malachite beads are bound in coils of oxidized copper wire wrap, mirrored to each other & paired with luminous full “moons” of freshwater pearl in these one of a kind, boho luxe earrings.
Perfectly unique & earthy elegant!
These earrings measure 2.5″ (6.35 cm) in total length, including their hand formed, oxidized sterling ear wires.
A brief history of Malachite & it’s metaphysical energies…
There is archeological evidence that malachite was mined in Israel as far back as 3,000 years ago, and it is well-known that malachite was used as a green pigment throughout history up until about 1800. Egyptian history is full of references to malachite, not the least is a mention in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Both male and female Egyptians used powdered malachite for eye make up, and the stone was used to decorate the grand headdresses of the ancient pharaohs. (Please note: the powder of malachite is considered toxic in modern day, do not try this at home).
Malachite was, and is, a popular stone for decorative and adornment purposes, as is evidenced by such places as the Malachite Room in the Hermitage in Russia, and many others.
Russian legends ascribes to malachite the power to understand the language of animals. Other folklore says that malachite has the ability to warn people of impending danger by crumbling into pieces.
In Ancient Greece amulets for children were made of malachite. Malachite stones were attached to an infant’s cradle to keep evil spirits at bay.
Malachite has been called”The Magic Stone” for it is said to bring good luck, safe travel, and protection. It is also believed to bring good health, success, and constancy of affection. Also called a salesperson’s stone, placing malachite in the corners of a business or in the cash register is said to attract business.
Our hand cut gemstone beads, stone slabs & carvings are made by us, in our studio, one at a time with love, patience, energy and attention to detail. You can absolutely find cheaper, mass-produced, sweat-shop made stone beads & carvings, but if you appreciate the natural energy a stone holds, why not treat yourself to truly one of a kind pieces in which that energy has been respected & built upon!
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