Some people think malachite is just a fad, a phase.
But there is a history of malachite appreciation and its use in decor.
Over the next few Mondays, I'll be sharing some of my favorite malachite antiques that are found in museums and historical places around the world.
today, we're off to Mexico.
Chapultepec Castle or Castillo de Chapultepec overlooks Mexico City. With its Spanish Colonial roots, it resembles European palaces of the time. The castle's famed gilded, solid malachite doors of "The Malachite Room" were purchased from an 1850's Worlds Fair Exhibit...and are Russian from the mines in the Urals. Hailed as one of the most beautiful spots in Mexico City, tourists flock to see the palace gardens and The Malachite Room.