Malachite Twisted Torsade Necklace & Earrings Set
Necklace: four strands of stunning all natural and gorgeous Malachite beads (five different shapes) with dozens of Bali-style Sterling Silver spacer beads sprinkled throughout - terminating in a decorative Sterling Silver hook-and-eye clasp (necklace length - 18 1/2"
Pendant: four different sizes and shapes of Malachite cabochon beads in a Sterling Silver setting (pendant drop down length - 2 5/8", measured from the top of the bail)
Earrings: two different shapes of Malachite beads with Bali-style Sterling Silver spacer beads - dangling from Sterling Silver fishhook ear wires
Malachite - Malachite is a very popular mineral with its intense green color and beautiful banded masses. Dense banded specimens are often sliced and polished to bring out their beautiful coloring. The bands may consist of concentric rings with interesting patterns and such specimens are highly sought after. These concentric banded specimens are most commonly from African sources. Polished, banded Malachite has been carved into ornaments and worn as jewelry for thousands of years, and in some ancient civilizations, it was thought to be a protection from evil if worn as jewelry.