A beautiful, large, cabochon-cut malachite from Zaire. A choice piece for a beautiful piece of jewelry!
When tinning, you need to proceed very carefully, it is good to protect the stone with a paper mache mixture or gentle adhesive tape, it does not tolerate acids, sometimes other soldering agents, so just to be sure.
Malachite is a stone of emotional protection, sometimes it is also given to children (but not to little ones, who like to put everything in their mouths! never give it to them) against bullying, but its function is primarily to establish personal boundaries, which the abused person does not have well set and, above all, cannot enforce, it means saying NO to it. It is also a stone suitable for self-sacrificing mothers and grandmothers, who are often very fascinated by its green pattern. The fine layers that have been growing for hundreds and sometimes even tens of thousands of years have a strength that you will fall in love with.