Due to supply chain issues and the popularity of the pendant, we have run out of Malachite for the Kujakuseki. We will make an announcement when we are able to resume production - Stay tuned!
Also known as kujakuseki (孔雀石), Malachite was named for the peacock in the Japanese language due to its rich green color and whorls of black that resembled the feathers of the elegant bird.
Malachite was used by Japanese painters in order to create rich green pigments for their work - an example of this was the Portrait of Sato Issai (佐藤一斎), painted by Watanabe Kazan (渡辺崋山) in 1824 as seen below.
A beautiful shade of green pigment, derived from Malachite
The precious stone was also believed to help its wearer avoid malice and repel evil, while enhancing their perception and instincts.
The KUJAKUSEKI pendant boasts a roughly 1.75 x 0.3 x 0.3 inch piece of the finest Malachite, acquired from the same mines that supplied and still supply Japanese jewelers today.
Like any of our accessories, each pendant is hand-cut at the forge and is completely unique in its coloration and pattern. The KUJAKUSEKI also comes with a custom bamboo box.
While each piece of Malachite will be a rich, vibrant green, this color can range in terms of darkness and brightness based on the whorls of black that permeate the precious stone as well as the location where the smith carves the pendant from. As such, each piece is completely unique in its design - no two pendants will be alike.