Shades of Green

Vintage Malachite Bead Necklace, c. 1970


€ 690.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
Vintage Malachite Bead Necklace, c. 1970
Vintage Malachite Bead Necklace, c. 1970
Description
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The name malachite comes from the Greek word "malache" (for mallow) because its color resembles the foliage of the plant. Malachite was already known in ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, ancient China, the Egyptians and the Maya. The Egyptians used it to make coveted art objects such as amulets or scarabs and used it in ground form for eye shadow. In ancient traditions, it is also referred to as the "midwife's stone" because it is said to be able to alleviate labor pains. Malachite is not only highly sought after as a gemstone, but is also used as a pigment in painting. This necklace presents an impressive array of green-veined malachite. The gemstones are cut into round beads and strung in a graduated pattern so that the malachite gets larger towards the center of the necklace. The beads are worked by hand and drilled slightly irregularly, which underlines the unique character of the necklace. A practical silver magnetic clasp makes the piece of jewelry wearable. We have had the malachite beads restrung so that they can provide many years of enjoyment.
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Vintage Malachite Bead Necklace, c. 1970
Shades of Green
€ 690.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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