Healing Properties of Amazonite
Amazonite helps to harmonize apparently different motivations and interests by bringing the truth to light without emotionality, and allowing one to see another point of view. It facilitates this process both between people, and within an individual psyche. Therefore it is good for meditation and inner work to clarify inner conflicts and confusion and integrate the self.
Amazonite as a Gemstone
About the Stone
Amazonite is a brilliant green to bluish-green variety of feldspar. It is sometimes called “Amazon Stone”, and was named after the Amazon River. However, the original green stones found near the Amazon were probably not actually Amazonite. The biggest deposits are in Russia, but it has also been found in the USA, Brazil, and Madagascar. Amazonite is a 6 on the Mohs scale.
Amazonite in Jewelry
Amazonite is usually found in cabochon form, and is almost never faceted because it is easily fractured. While often used in jewelry, occasionally it can crack. Amazonite has a color rarely seen in the gemstone world, so many jewelers believe it is worth the work. Although amazonite can be hard to find, it is not exceptionally expensive.