Sunday, 18 December 2011

The Sunday Stone: Malachite.


Malachite is, without question, my very favourite stone. For many years I've tried to purchase a silver and malachite ring; I can't find one, so I'll have to have one made. Green is also my colour of preference for most things.

When I was still in the antique business back in London, one of my favourite objects was a small beautifully patinated Roman bronze horse that had been set on a solid malachite base. The bronze itself was about 5 ins tall by about 7 ins long and the simple malachite base just a little bigger. It's one of the few things I now really regret having sold; but business is/was business.

Malachite has, of course, attracted the attention of the mumbo-jumbo squad. They claim its magic powers protects both children and travelers from witches, it protects us against accidents in all forms, and is helpful against undesirable business associations (presumably you throw it at people). Amazingly it is NOT used as a healing stone, but should simply be worn as jewelry (but not if you're feeling negative). I wonder who makes-up all this rubbish?

Personally, I simply like it for its beauty. The fact that's it's GREEN just doubles my enjoyment.

10 comments:

  1. A lovely stone but so glad Freddie has finally decided to be a lap cat.

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  2. In the mornings he's slightly pressurised, but soon jumps off!

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  3. Mr Magnon, as you know in England there is a fully-staffed and well-funded Quango For Jumbo-Mumbo.

    The image looks like a cross-section of a thigh bone from a Jolly Green Giant from the sweetcorn industry.

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  4. I'm off for a festive lunch at my local SUPERMARKET. Confused? Watch this space (tomorrow)!

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  5. There is some scientific truth in that mumbo jumbo, Cro. It should not be worn as jewelry for the simple reason that you can easily absorb a lot of poisonous copper into your system just by wearing it next to sweaty skin - worse that copper bracelets. It is also highly dangerous to work and breathe in the dust - people have died as a result. So there.

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  6. So, it's the mumbo-jumbo squad who have deprived me of my ring! Shame on them.

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  7. Maybe you should have dropped a hint the same time as the wheelbarrow hint but after TS comment I would be suspicious if I received a piece of jewellery made from it lol.

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  8. love the Mumbo-Jumbo folk. They think our organic pork will heal their exzema. I keep telling them it is a waste of good bacon to wrap it around them weeping ankles. I'm such a kill joy.

    LOVE the malachite picture. Now are you ever going to send me your address so I can send you some soap ? opies99@gmail.com. The only reason being...I want to tell my farm friends that my soap is used WORLDWIDE, because you see, it is all about me.

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  9. Eek! Running away from the malachite!

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