This piece is WOW... it was a beautiful mini specimen that wanted to be more than just a collection piece, it wanted to be a unique jewelry made by creative and skilled hands.
The mini Calcite points are whole and of warm coppery colour and sparkly once you start to move the piece.
Speckles of rich green Malachite covers some of the points of Calcite giving it that unique appeareance.
It has a good polished back and sides, giving you the option of using a free back design.
It is advisable to use prong setting instead of bezel setting due to the fact that the crystals height varies on the edge and the sides of the cab are not slanted inward to better provide a grab for the bezel.
This cabochon has been cut and polished in house from rough material sourced from South Africa.
This is a sensible stone crystal, between Malachite with a hardness of 3.5-4 on the Mohs scale and Calcite with a 3 on the hardness Mohs scale it is a given it like to be treated with the upmost care, no ultrasonic cleaners, water and cleaning products!
Malachite is an intense green copper-based mineral that can be found in a wide variety of forms.
Malachite results from the weathering of other copper ores and is very often found associated with other copper-based minerals such as Azurite and Chrysocolla.
It can be found in copper deposits around the world, but the Democratic Republic Of The Congo is the primary source for polished malachite and mineral specimens.
Calcite, is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate.
It comes in a wide variety of forms and colours and is found on every continent of the world. Calcite makes up the major part of marble and limestone.
Red Calcite occurs in massive form and rhombohedral crystals and the most abundant source is from Mexico.
-Malachite is an important protection stone.
-Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body.
-Guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution.
-Malachite clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance.
-It opens the heart to unconditional love. -Encourages risk-taking and change, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns, and teaches how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts and feelings.
-Malachite releases inhibitions and develops empathy with others.
-Enables you to absorb and process information.
-Releases negative experiences and old traumas.
-Red Calcite is a vital stone that increases energy and willingness to experience life.
-It is grounding and protects energetic and emotional boundaries, alleviating spaciness and over extension of one’s energy.
-Red Calcite is thought to be an excellent stone for women as it is believed to assist with balancing hormones and absorbing minerals.
-It is also believed to help women prepare for pregnancy and childbirth.
Healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing, not prescription or healthcare information.