The stone in this cuff shows a few scuffs and brushes and was made perfectly imperfect.
Malachite can be found in Africa, Australia, Britain, France, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and USA.
Raw Brass Pieces are coated 2-3 times over
Mohs Hardness Scale: 3.5-4
In its natural state, it's a very fragile and soft mineral. When it is polished for jewelry and decor it's fortified with resin to protect against scuffs and scratches but in comparison to other stones, it is still prone to scuffs and scratches.
Be very gentle with it in all its forms. The malachite in this cuff
Properties: In crystal healing, malachite is valued as a powerful personal protector; it is a warrior stone, able to enhance passion for life and the energy to be true to one's life purpose.
Malachite increases personal power and self-confidence while enabling you to follow the true feelings of your heart.
Acts as a shield against electromagnetic disturbances.
Tidbit History: The availability of massive forms of malachite has led to its large-scale use in impressive buildings, such as the Hermitage Palace, now a museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. There, the Malachite Room was given its name because of the stone features in the floors and pillars, and it includes a large, solid malachite vase.
Chrysocolla is an interesting mineral that occurs in a wide variety of shades, ranging from green to blue-green to turquoise. It's often found in deposits alongside other green stones, such as malachite or blue Azurite!
Mohs Hardness: 2.5-3.5 Very delicate
Chrysocolla today can be found in Russia, USA, and Zaire.
Properties: physical links to the energy and the heart chakra upward towards the throat, the center of expression. It helps to facilitate clear emotional expression in the communication of the heart's desire.
Handmade using raw brass. Double-triple coated. Some pieces are oxidized to give them the deep and warm feel of the ancients