Malachite rightly ranks among the most showy semiprecious stones. While being worked up, this expensive-looking copper-green stone reveals, layer by layer, whimsical patterns of black veinings. These natural patterns of malachite are so unique that sometimes they themselves define the design of an article which doesn’t need a sophisticated mount. The ring is a good illustration of a simple design, which nevertheless doesn’t lessen its attractiveness.
- Malachite and jeweller's alloy;
- 5/8 x 5/8 in (1.8 x 1.8 cm)
- Average weight: 7 grams