3533 – Malachite necklace belonging to Julia Pearce
- Physical description:
- Necklace of dark green malachite chips.
- Museum classification:
- Modern Witchcraft
- 400mm long, 12mm diam.
Part of a collection of gemstone jewellery that belonged to Julia Pearce. She also had several books on the magical and healing properties of crystals and gemstones, now in the museum library.
Malachite has been valued for its magical power since ancient times. It was particularly highly regarded in Ancient Egypt - "Malachite shines for me, and I live according to my will." (The Egyptian Book of the Dead).
- Malachite, metal