Heishi Malachite Stone Strand

$14.50

Heishi Malachite Stone Strand

pls note: These are a composite malachite and not its natural form. Still contains malachite but is manmade.

Polished for a luxe feel.

Strand contains approx 96 x 4mm x 2mm Stone beads

Colour fast heat treated

Strand Length 37 cm

This sale is for one strand

Heishi is a word used to describe this style of bead. A small polished bead, often of shell, coral, or turquoise, especially a small flat disk that can be strung with others of uniform size to form a smooth cylindrical strand, used to make jewelry.

This opaque, green-banded mineral crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system, and most often forms botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic masses, in fractures and deep, underground spaces, where the water table and hydrothermal fluids provide the means for chemical precipitation. Individual crystals are rare, but occur as slender to acicular prisms.
It’s found in many countries and considered to be quite common. Malachite can be mined in the USA, Chile, South Africa, Australia, Romania, Russia, Zaire, and the Congo.

Healing Properties of Malachite Malachite an extremely powerful, so it's often called the stone of 'Transformation'. It can also be used as a protective stone.