Pendant, Sterling Silver & Malachite

African malachite, with swirls of shades of green, make up this large sterling silver pendant, measuring 1-7/8" long and 1-1/4" wide.  Finished with a rabbit ear bail and an open back, the reverse side of the gem is as beautiful as the face. 

Chain not included. 

Photo: Darla Aniline Photography

A copper-based gemstone, malachite is found in Africa and Isreal.  From ancient times, it was ground and used as eye shadow and green paint.