Queen of Green - Lot of 3 Rich Green Heart Shaped Pendant From Congo

Lot of 3 beautiful handmade dark green banding Malachite Heart shaped Pendants made from solid stone from Congo.
Stones is not enhanced.
Location: Lualaba, Democratic Republic of Congo
Size: 2.1 x 1.6 x 0.7 Centimetres with Bail
Average lot Weight: 10 grams Combined
The color, size and weight of pendant may vary from set to set due to each pendant being hand made from natural material. The lot you receive will be similar but not identical to the photo.

Interesting things: Malachite has been used as a pigment for thousands of years. It was one of the oldest known green pigments to be used in paintings. The mineral malachite is an excellent material for producing a powdered pigment because it can easily be ground into a fine powder, it mixes easily with vehicles, and it retains its color well when exposed to light over time. Alternative names for malachite pigment include copper green, Bremen green, Olympian green, green verditer, green bice, Hungarian green, mountain green, and iris green.