The cutest little beetle that you ever did see. Hand stamped silver layered pendant, with a single malachite stone off to one side. Fun fact: The ancient Egyptians believed that Khepri (represented by a scarab beetle) renewed the sun every day before rolling it above the horizon, then carried it through the other world after sunset, only to renew it, again, the next day.) Measures 17”-18” with lobster clasp and adjustable length chain closure. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an adjustable length chain closure.
About Malachite: The name Malachite may come from the Greek word malakee, or malache, signifying the resemblance of Mallow leaves, or from the Greek word malakos, meaning soft.Well known to ancient Egyptians, Malachite mines were in use between the Suez and Sinai as early as 4000 B.C. It was also popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans, for jewelry, ornaments, and in powdered form, for eye shadow. In the Middle Ages, Malachite was believed to protect against the "Evil Eye" and to cure various stomach ailments. Russian czars used Malachite for ornaments and paneling for their castles, and intricate inlay work. Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body.
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