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Care of Malachite Jewelry:
Soft and a little brittle, malachite is also sensitive to acids and heat. Therefore, jewery should not be steamed cleaned or undergo ultrasonic cleanings. Soft and gentle cleaning is recommended. Clean it by wiping it with a slightly damp, soft, clean cloth. Never submerge the stone in water. As malachite can scratch easily, store malachite jewelry separately from other jewelry. Also keep it out of constant sunshine due to it's ability to fade. Spray perfume or hairspray before applying jewelry as these chemicals are harsh on the stones.
Malachite can be an alternative stone for May's emerald. Ancient mythical use included amulets to protect against the evil eye and to keep children safe from witches and other dangers. Malachite is known as "the mirror of the soul" and thus reflects the inner feelings of the person wearing it; therefore, they advise, if you're in a negative mood, don't wear malachite. On the positive side, malachite was said to get rid of nightmares and help wearer make good business decisions.