Malachite is names after the Greek "mallow", a green herb. In the middle ages it was thought to protect children from witches. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used it in jewelry and ground it up for eye shadow. It is also used as a pigment in painting.
faux "marbleized" malachite
fall '07 Marc Jacobs block malachite bracelet
Micheal Kors dress
vintage chunky bracelet
19th century Russian box