If we had to pick one thing we like about the gemstone Amazonite the most, it’s definitely going to be the color! The soothing green with a hint of white in between, here and there, is what makes this stone a must have. But, that’s not the only highlight of this stone. There’s a lot more to it. Read on to know!
So, what is Amazonite?
Amazonite is a translucent to opaque feldspar gemstone with a pretty green color. It is the greenish variety of the mineral Microcline. Amazonite is named after the Amazon River of South America. There are no Amazonite deposits that exist in the Amazon region, so presumably, this stone is named to its resemblance in color to the green of the tropical rainforest.
Amazonite is an extremely ancient gemstone that has been prized for its beauty and healing powers for many centuries. This pale green mineral rock has been carved into statues, amulets and gemstones for jewelry and has had important texts carved on it in times long passed. Amazonite is still appreciated to this day for all of its uses, benefits and beauty.
The colors will leave you spellbound!
Amazonite often has white lines or alternating streaks mixed in, and can have uneven color distribution. A deep forest-green color is most preferred, but Amazonite gemstones can also be light green and bluish-green. Grayish-green and very faint green stones also exist, but are not commonly used as gemstones. Care should be handled with Amazonite as it is sensitive to pressure and can easily crack or chip.
For many years, the source of amazonite’s color was a mystery. Naturally, many people assumed the color was due to copper because copper compounds often have blue and green colors. More recent studies suggest that the blue-green color results from small quantities of lead and water in the feldspar.
The wonders it does!
Amazonite calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health. It also balances the masculine and feminine energies.
It helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. Also known to dispel negative energy, aggravation, and blockages within the nervous system.
Amazonite assists in manifesting universal love. It protects against electromagnetic pollution and absorbs microwaves. It is also beneficial in osteoporosis, tooth decay, calcium deficiency and calcium deposits. It relieves muscle spasms.