We collected quite a bit of malachite — with its deep green striations — about 10 years ago, and then all of a sudden it disappeared from the market. But it’s been back bigtime this year, which is when we picked up our Mine Find’s piece. We also bought a ring with a huge square malachite cabachone at TJ Maxx for some ridiculously cheap price.
The Navaho-made TS is $199, which we found a bit pricey, even though the cuff has a large malachite oval cab.
But we did love the matching ring, which was really long and thin, very finger flattering.
The folklore on malachite is that it clears and balances the heart chakra, brings good fortune and prosperity, and protects you when you travel. No wonder we were wearing it!
We always enjoy watching Chaco Canyon’s spokeswoman, Jennifer Juan (not sure of spelling of her last name), who explains exactly which Navaho silversmith did each HSN piece.