Amazonite occurs all of the world including Brazil, China, Libya, Mongolia, South Africa, United States,
Amazonite is usually pale green, but can sometimes be blue-green, turquoise or yellow-green and can also have white streaks.
Amazonite is named after the Amazon River even though it is not actually found in the River. It is assumed it is name after the lush green tropical forest the Amazon River flows through.
Amazonian Tribe women warriors were thought to have adorned their shields with it around 10th century B.C. Ancient Egyptians favorited it and King Tutankhamuns tomb had Amazonite inlays in it. Amazonite has been thought to attract hope and faith.
Chemical Composition: SiO2 · nH2O
Hardness 6 (Mohs)
Locations Found: Brazil, China, Libya, Mongolia, South Africa, United States
Care of AMAZONITE
Amazonite is sensitive to chemicals, abrasives, heat, acids and ammonia. Never use a steamer, hot water or ultrasonic cleaners with this gemstone. Use mild soap and room temperature tap water with a soft cloth to retain the luster of the gemstone. Store in a soft case away from hard objects to avoid being scratched.
Metaphysical Properties associated with AMAZONITE
*All metaphysical properties listed below are collected from various sources. The validity of the information is not guaranteed nor expresses the artist’s views. This compiled information is offered as a service for those interested in potential metaphysical properties.