Malachite Sterling Rosary Bracelet
- 8mm malachite beads
- 12mm silver round fish bead
- Emerald 4mm Swarovski crystal bicone spacers
- Sterling crucifix and Miraculous Medal
- Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp
- Bracelet measures 7.5” (L)
This beautiful Malichite rosary bracelet is part of our Bee Faithful series. The luxuriant, swirling patterns of malachite have striking light and dark green marbling that is unmistakable. Malachite, pronounced (Mal-ah-kite), probably derives its name from either Greek malhe, meaning grass for its green color or Greek malakos, meaning soft because the stone lends itself well to being carved. The first culture to use malachite for adornment was ancient Egypt around 4,000 BC. The Egyptians used malachite as an ornamental stone in jewelry and art. Vivid green malachite kohl is believed to be Cleopatra's favorite cosmetic, and she was buried with a large vase of it for use in her afterlife. One of the most common uses of malachite from the medieval through the Victorian times was to hang small pieces of malachite dangled from baby cribs and children's beds to help keep evil at bay, and to help children have peaceful sleep. Since Malachite is a natural stone, each rosary bracelet is unique and colors may vary.Our rosary bracelets are handcrafted using the finest and strongest beading wire to ensure that your rosary bracelet will be an heirloom for many years to come. Malachite is especially fragile, easily scratched and can become dull. So protect it from scratches, sharp blows or large temperature changes that will fracture, shatter or chip it. The surface of malachite is usually fortified with artificial resin. Do not clean malachite in a home ultrasonic cleaner because the protective resin surface can be damaged or removed. Malachite is sensitive to heat, acids, ammonia, and hot waters. Rinsing malachite in clean water is safe. Let it air dry and store away from other metals or gemstones that might damage the surface. Remove malachite jewelry when doing heavy work that might scratch it such as gardening or mechanics.