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Malachite Bangle Cuff Bracelet

Malachite Bangle Cuff Bracelet

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Malachite is a vibrant green mineral with a unique banded pattern, often resembling the concentric rings of tree growth. Its striking coloration comes from the presence of copper in its composition. Here are some key properties and descriptions of malachite:

  1. Color: Malachite typically displays various shades of green, ranging from deep forest green to lighter shades, often with banding or streaks of darker and lighter greens.

  2. Luster: It has a vitreous to adamantine luster, giving it a glossy or glass-like appearance when polished.

  3. Hardness: Malachite ranks 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it relatively soft compared to other gemstones.

  4. Transparency: It is usually opaque, though thinner sections may appear slightly translucent.

  5. Composition: Malachite is a carbonate mineral primarily composed of copper(II) carbonate hydroxide [Cu2CO3(OH)2]. It often forms as a result of the weathering of copper ores.

  6. Crystal Structure: Malachite crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system, typically forming botryoidal masses, stalactites, or fibrous aggregates.

  7. Uses: Malachite has been used for decorative purposes, such as in jewelry and ornamental objects, as well as in sculpture and inlay work.

  8. Care: Due to its relatively low hardness, malachite should be handled with care to avoid scratches or damage. It is also sensitive to acids and can be easily damaged by household chemicals. Clean malachite gently with a soft cloth and avoid exposure to harsh chemicals or prolonged sunlight.
     The vibrant color, unique banding, and historical significance make it a prized gemstone and decorative material with a rich cultural and geological heritage.

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