The Meaning of Malachite
Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body.
In the workplace Malachite protects against noise, headaches, over-bright fluorescent lighting, and harmful rays from technological equipment, negative phone calls and emails.
The History of Malachite
The name Malachite may come from the Greek word malakee, or malache, signifying the resemblance of Mallow leaves, or from the Greek word malakos,
meaning soft. Well known to ancient Egyptians, Malachite mines were in use between the Suez and Sinai as early as 4000 B.C.
It was also popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans, for jewelry, ornaments, and in powdered form, for eye shadow. In the Middle Ages, Malachite was believed to protect against the "Evil Eye". Russian czars used Malachite for ornaments and paneling for their castles, and intricate inlay work.
Inherent in Malachite is lighter green eye-shaped forms or bands on its surface. These "eye stones," believed to enhance great visionary powers, were used to ward off negative happenings. They were stones of security and protection for children.