Malachite Pendant

£15.00

High Grade Malachite Heart Pendant, size 20 mm on 18 ins gold chain.
Reputed to have strong therapeutic properties. The Egyptians used malachite primarily for amulets, jewelry and cosmetics: powdered malachite was made into kohl, an Egyptian eye shadow.

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Malachite Pendant

High Grade Malachite Heart Shaped Pendant, size 20 mm on 18 ins gold chain.
Reputed to have strong therapeutic properties, Egyptians believed that wearing malachite in bands around the head and arms protected the wearer from the frequent cholera epidemics that ravaged Egypt — since slaves who mined malachite (a form of copper carbonate) were often unaffected by the plagues.
The Egyptians used malachite primarily for amulets, jewellery and cosmetics: powdered malachite was made into kohl, an Egyptian eye shadow.

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Weight 0.006 kg

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