- Colour: Banded in various shades of green
- Chakra: heart chakra
- Zodiac sign: Capricorn
The malachite is characterized by its different shades of green, which can be found in changing bands in the stone. These are mainly processed into jewelry and art objects, but were also used in the past as a sought-after mineral color "cold green" for painting - for example in the background of the painting of the Sistine Madonna by the Italian painter Raphael. The malachite columns in the rooms of the Moscow Kremlin are also particularly well known. In popular belief, malachite is attributed to balance and harmony. It is also traditionally used as a protective stone at birth and as a talisman for midwives.