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MALACHITE STONES Malachite has a long history with the Egyptian cultures going as far back as 4000 B.C.. The ancient Egyptians obtained their malachite from the Sinai peninsula and used it most often in amulets and statues. In the Egyptian Book of the Dead it is said that the goddess of the sky "drops stars on the earth in the shape of green stones." The stone was one of the prime gemstones used for power by the upper class in Egypt, the headdresses of pharaohs were often lined.

~ Mohave turquoise ~ It is composed of small chunks of natural blue turquoise (some with fabulous spiderwebbing), to which they added purple dye and a brassy-bronze metallic.