Strand Length: approx. 15.5 inches.
100% natural malachite beads.
Alternating bands of light and dark green on these beads - all aligned perpendicular to the drill hole - stunning!
Malachite is a vibrant green stone that has been used for centuries to create everything from beaded jewelry to mosaics. Its brilliant color is a result of the high levels of copper And varying concentrations of copper within the rock are responsible for the different shades of green banding.