Origin: Zaire, Congo, Zambia
Lore: The word "malachite" comes from the Greek word "malakos" which means soft. Malachite was being mined in the Sinai Peninsula by 4000 B.C., and the gemstone was popular with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for jewelry, amulets and eye shadow. Malachite was considered to be a talisman particularly appropriate for children. If a piece of this gemstone were attached to an infant's cradle, all evil spirits were held at bay and the child slept soundly and peacefully.
Mystical: Malachite is the guardian stone of travelers, and helps with change and spiritual evolution. As such, it helps balance pure love, romance, and one's own well-being. Malachite is a stone of good fortune, prosperity and abundance. Malachite is said to bring harmony into one's life, and give knowledge and patience. It can clear and activate all chakras, as well as balance them.