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Malachite

Malachite Gems, The Color Of The Mallow Leaf


Technically malachite is referred to as a secondary mineral of copper. This means that certain chemicals work to alter some copper mineral, resulting in the formation of malachite. Color banding is noticed in almost all malachite stones, alternate light green and very deep green bands are clearly visible. The Greeks named it malachite, believing that it resembled the leaves of the mallow plant. While malachite is a green secondary mineral of copper, another stone called azurite is a blue secondary mineral of copper.

The reason we mentioned azurite is because, malachite is very often found with azurite. The affinity between malachite and azurite is so high that, mineral samples with alternating bands of azurite and malachite are not very rare. The famous gemologist, Dr. G. F Kunz named this material 'azurmalachite'.  While good quality malachite gems find their way into the gems and jewelry industry, the low hardness rating of 3.5 to 4 is a major drawback.  Most malachite gemstones are cut in a smooth cabachon (non faceted) form. It is the banded beauty of malachite that has impressed gem lovers who often ignore the issues related to hardness. While you could get a gem cutter to cut a malachite gem stone with facets, such cuts are not recommended for gems with low hardness. The visibility of cuts and scratches is higher when they occur on the facet lines.

Malachite has been used as a decorative stone since ancient times. The magnificient St. Isaac's Cathedral in Russia has it's pillars decorated with this stone. A huge stunning vase made from malachite can be seen at the Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburgh, Russia. The room in the museum that houses this malachite stone vase is named, Malachite Room. The center of the room at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri flaunts a huge piece of malachite. This is one of the largest pieces of malachite in North America.

While malachite is mined in Namibia, Zaire and South Australia the stone was originally mined in the Ural Mountains of Russia. The uses of malachite stones are not limited to gem and jewelry alone. This stone in ancient times was ground to a fine powder and used as a paint.

The modest hardness of 3.5 to 4 means that the stone cannot withstand physical impact. Malachite gems should always be kept away from acids, the stone is very sensitive to acids. If you plan on wearing a malachite jewel for it's sheer beauty or for the special powers that it is believed to posess, keep in mind that malachite earrings or malachite pendants will be more long lasting. Rings always take a higher degree of wear and tear as compared to other jewels.

Directstones can fulfill all your gemstone requirements since we handpick and custom cut every gem including malachite. This gem resource has been inititated by Kaisilver with a two pronged strategy. The first objective of the Directstones project is to educate buyers regarding the properties and other issues related to various gem stones. We wish to be a provider for small designers and gem buyers who requirements are often ignored by large gem manufacturers. When you order your gem stones from us, there is no minimum order requirement in terms of value or quantity. Even a single piece order is welcome, or you can request for a complete custom made jewel to be produced in gold or silver with the gem of your choice.

 

Who Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.

 

How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to sales@kaisilver.com provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S

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