Month: June 2016

// gem roundup : malachite

It already feels like summer in Charleston. Enveloped by lush palms & emerald fields, shades of green so rich in color are present at every turn. Green also represents fertility & renewal, as well as one of the most striking minerals – Malachite.
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Malachite forms at shallow depths within the Earth in the oxidizing zone above copper deposits. It personifies the deep healing green of nature & represents the innate beauty of flowers, trees, roots, & plants. Its green color does not fade over time or when exposed to light, resulting in its use as a pigment & coloring agent for thousands of years, as well being mined to produce copper.

azurite crystal with malachite from the National Mineral Collection; Chip Clark for the Smithsonian GeoGallery

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To keep the tradition going, here’s a mood board for all the things we’re currently green with envy for. You didn’t really think you could get to the end of this post without a knee slapper like that, did you?

green boardRaden A22 carry on suitcase; Adidas Superstars; Burberry nail polish; Gloss The Label ‘Blaze It’ shades; L’Abitare ‘Terra’ jug; Matt & Nat ‘Fabi’ backpack

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