We are very very excited about the wonderful gem chalcedony we are obtaining from this small african country. This may prove to be the #1 source for blue agate and chalcedony in the near future. We recently spent many hours hand selecting the top 2% of a large parcel of rough. Many pieces have beautiful botryoidal surfaces that we contour-polish to create fabulous freeform gems. We are cutting bright blue stones bursting with turtleback. You may find cheaper Malawi elsewhere but we guarantee that you won't find better! Unlike many other internet vendors we don't just buy blah-colored, mine-run, native-cut stones for re-sale. We buy absolutely tip-top, select, ROUGH and cut it ourselves. Check it out!! This is the very BEST!!!