Here is the first of my mood boards that highlights a rich, deep color I cherish: Malachite green.
The stone’s name derives (via Latin: molochītis, Middle French: melochite,and Middle English melochites) from Greek Μολοχίτης λίθος molochitis lithos, “mallow-green stone”, from μολόχη molōchē, variant of μαλάχη malāchē, “mallow”.
The mineral was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant.
Archeological evidence indicates that the mineral has been mined and smelted to obtain copper for over 3,000 years. Since then, malachite has been used as both an ornamental stone and as a gemstone.