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Azurite and malachite

Malachite is an opaque, green-banded mineral which often results from the weathering of copper ores. Archaeological evidence indicates that malachite has been mined and smelted to obtain copper for more than 3000 years but since circa 600 BC malachite has been used only as an ornamental stone and as a gemstone. Azurite is a deep-blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits and is often found together with malachite. Large quantities of malachite have been mined in 19th century in Russia but most of the recent malachite mining is done in Africa. Recently discovered deposits of azurite and azurite-malachite in Peru produce high quality stones suitable for jewelry.



Size chart

 

 

Bracelet sizes

Petite - 6.5" (16.5 cm)
Small - 7" (17.8 cm)
Medium - 7.5" (19 cm)
Large - 8" (20.3 cm)
Extra large - 9" (22.9 cm)