Amazonite is a mineral of the feldspar family. This stone seduces by its particular color, which is also subject to various hypotheses. It comes in various variants ranging from green to blue-green. Depending on the degree of crystallization, Amazonite exhibits a glassy or pearly shimmer. It is not uncommon to find white albite veins in the amazonite crystal. Belonging to the triclinic crystal system, amazonite has a hardness ranging from 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale.
The most notable Amazonite deposits are found mainly in Brazil, the United States, Canada, Austria and Ethiopia. Amazonite crystal is an ornamental stone that is commonly used in jewelry to make necklaces, bracelets and other costume jewelry.
History of the Amazonite
The etymology of the term Amazonite derives from the great Amazon River in Brazil. But it would seem that this name is the result of a misunderstanding, because this type of stone does not exist in the river in question, but would have been confused with a similar stone. Some would attribute the name of the stone to the legendary warriors of Greek mythology, the Amazons. The latter thesis suggests that the Amazonite has been known since ancient times. The mention of Amazonite is said to be found in Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek and even Navajo legends in North America. The stone was often used as a jewel or ornamental object.
Virtue of the Amazonite
Amazonite is a stone with multiple virtues on a physical, mental and spiritual level. It is important to know that Amazonite is a calming and rebalancing stone. This property makes it an ally of choice to counteract nervous and muscular tensions. Its stimulating action would strengthen the immune system and invigorate blood circulation. Promotes irrigation of organs and muscles which reduces cramps and stiffness due to osteoarthritis. Applied to the skin, Amazonite soothes infections and skin diseases. The filtering action of Amazonite is often touted as blocking the harmful electromagnetic waves of cell phones and other modern electronic devices.
On the mental and emotional level, the Amazonite helps to relieve emotional tensions and therefore to alleviate the suffering due to breakups and breakups in love. By dispersing negative energies, anger and rage, it deserves its reputation as a stone of happiness. Amazonite helps to overcome blockages and get rid of the negative vibrations that prevent mental elevation. Stone of discovery, the Amazonite helps to open the mind to new perspectives. This last feature makes it a favorite stone for artists to which it unleashes the senses of creativity.
Amazonite is linked to several chakras. Along with the throat chakra, Amazonite promotes both verbal and emotional communication. Attached to the heart chakra, it brings harmony and positive feelings that promote happiness.
The purification of amazonite is carried out simply with demineralized water or rainwater. Using a pile of quartz or amethyst should be enough to recharge the stone, especially before a lithotherapy session.