ADAI jewelry set with raw natural malachites made of 925 sterling silver.
In ancient times malachite was used widely and everywhere. The Ephesian temple of Artemis was framed by columns of malachite. The Romans cut seals and amulets from malachite: the stone was considered a guardian of peace. The mysterious Chud tribe that lived in the Kama region broke malachite and melted copper, and when the Russian invasion began, they hid in man-made caves, and no longer appear in the world...
Malachite stone is a product of interaction of mineralized ground water with copper ores. Saturated solutions, filling cavities, cracks, crevices and caves, give a precipitate. Depending on the concentration and diversity of the elemental composition, deposited malachites can take very unusual forms.