Vintage Malachite Round Beads Stretch Bracelet is a beautiful signature jewelry piece. Each strand of beads has been artfully assembled by hand on an elastic cord to fit any wrist. It's a perfect meaningful gift for yourself or a dear friend. Pairs Beautifully with our Blue and White Porcelain Beaded Bracelets. Comes ready to gift in lovely blue velvet jewlery pouch!
*Minor variation of color/shape/size is expected for handmade artisan crafted products, it is desirable and not considered a manufacturing defect.
FACTS & HISTORY: Malachite is the essence of joy and is known as the "stone of transformation" because it helps reveal and heal emotional pain by absorbing the pain into itself. It is especially helpful in bringing ease during times of change and gives the insight needed for personal growth. In ancient Egypt the color green was associated with death and the power of resurrection as well as new life and fertility. Ancient Egyptians believed that the afterlife contained an eternal paradise, referred to as the "Field of Malachite", which resembled their lives but with no pain or suffering.
Malachite was used as a mineral pigment in green paints from antiquity until c. 1800 And is a very popular decorative element in well known and famous museums. Malachite Room in the Hermitage Museum, which features a huge malachite vase, and the Malachite Room in Castillo de Chapultepec in Mexico City. Another example is the Demidov Vase, part of the former Demidov family collection, and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Tazza", a large malachite vase, one of the largest pieces of malachite in North America and a gift from Tsar Nicholas II, stands as the focal point in the centre of the room of Linda Hall Library. In the time of Tsar Nicolas I decorative pieces with malachite were among the most popular diplomatic gifts. It was use in China as far back as the Eastern Zhou period.