Amazonite makes your married life happier.
Stone's names: Amazonite, Amazonstone.
Color: Amazonite varies in color from yellow-green to blue-green and may also exhibit fine white streaks.
Description: KAlSi3O8 Amazonite is a gemstone variety of green microcline, a feldspar mineral. It is usually opaque and therefore is cut en cabochon (with a rounded and convex polished surface).
The name's origin: Although its name is derived from the Amazon River, no deposits have been found there.
Care and treatment: As with all gemstones, care should be taken to protect amazonite from scratches and sharp blows. Store amazonites in separate boxes.
From the stone history: Articles made of amazonite were found in Ancient Egypt.
The Pikes Peak district of Colorado, U.S., became the most important source of amazonite after 1876. When samples were unveiled at the Centennial Exhibition, their impressive purity and size eventually forced competing Russian mineral dealers out of business.
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Healing ability: Amazonite makes your skin better. Releases fear and anxiety.
Mystical power: Amazonite makes your married life happier.
Deposits: Amazonite has been mined in Minas Gerais (Brazil), Colorado (U.S.), Ontario and Quebec (Canada), Baveno (Italy) and the Ural Mountains of Russia.