Amazonite - knowledge base, jewelry
Properties of amazonite, physiological effects, zodiac signs and amazonite jewelry.
Its name comes from the name of the Amazon River, from which green stones were previously obtained, although these stones may not have been Amazonites. Amazonite has also been found in archaeological finds in Egypt and Mesopotamia, but is not mentioned in any official ancient or medieval records. It was first recognized as a separate mineral in the 18th century. The green and greenish-blue varieties of predominantly triclinic potassium feldspars are called amazonite. A bright crystal special crystal specialty.
Chemical and physical properties of amazonite:
Crystal system: triclinic
Color: green, bluish-green
Fracture: uneven, splintery
Mohs scale hardeness: 6,0 – 6,5
Specific gravity: 2,56 – 2,58 g/cm³
Major metaphysical healing properties attributed to amazonite:
Harmonizing the nervous system, balancing the metabolism, improving mood, harmonizing brain function, improving metabolic disorders, treating osteoporosis, relieving rheumatic complaints, curing alcoholism, clearing the aura, blocking the harmful waves flowing towards us.
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Use of amazonite
Better quality stones are polished and used as gemstones. Today, however, amazonite is rarely used to make mass jewelry because manufacturers have difficulty finding the right set of gemstones and most jewelry buyers are unfamiliar with amazonite. Amazonite is sometimes seen in unique jewelry made by a jeweler who specializes in the use of rare gemstones.
Some manufacturers have tried to make the gem a little more valuable by calling it “Amazon jade”. This is a completely wrong name because amazonite has nothing to do with jade mineral.
The most important occurence of the amazonite
United States, Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Namibia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America and Namibia.