Queen of Green!! Rich Vivid Vibrant Green Malachite Dangling SS Earrings - 1.9"

A very nice dangling dark + light green banding Malachite earrings from Congo set in stamped 925 sterling silver. The stones are 30 x 9 x 4mm each.
The color is fully natural.
Location: Lualaba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Size: 4.7 Centimeters in length with hook
Weigh: 13.7 Grams

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.