Malachite is the rich deep green gemstone that is often seen in Southwestern Designs. It is always found mined with copper.... which is why you often find malachite settings in copper. The two are just meant for each other. Malachite is derived from the Greek malakos, meaning soft. This gemstone is one of the softer stones so it needs to be set into pieces that won't get a lot of wear and tear. (not that any jewelry survives much bumping and scraping) Pendants, earrings and bracelets are great for the most part. Rings are a little trickier. Did you know that malachite is … Continue Reading
Alene’s jewelry is beautiful, and so unique! I own several pieces and I’m always excited to hear about her new collections.