FOUND IN: BRAZIL, MADAGASCAR & COLORADO USA
This semi-opaque blue-green variety of feldspar is named after the Amazon River. Its bright green color comes from small quantities of lead and water in the feldspar. When polished, Amazonite is sometimes cut and used as a gemstone, although it is easily fractured.
Amazonite balances feminine and masculine energy. It promotes kindness and practicality. It is an excellent stone for artists and for men. Pale azure blue Amazonite is know as thelucky “Hope Stone”. It will be lucky for all your hopes and dreams. Amazonite is blue-green to pale green stone in the feldspar group. It comes mainly from United States and Australia.
Healing properties of amazonite
Amazonite helps balance the emotions and gives physical stamina.
Color: Green, blue-green
Color of streak: White
Moh’s hardness: 6-6½
Specific gravity: 2.56-2.58
Crystal system: Triclinic; prismatic
Chemical composition: K(AISi3O8) potassium aluminum silicate
Refractive index: 1.522-1.530
Double refraction: -0.008
Absorption spectrum: Not usable
Fluorescence: Weak, olive green