Amazonite also known as Amazon stone is a green tectosilicate mineral made from microcline.
Its name is taken from that of the Amazon River, from which certain green stones were formerly obtained, but it is doubtful whether green feldspar occurs in the Amazon area.Because of its bright green color when polished, amazonite is sometimes cut and used as a cheap gemstone, although it is easily fractured, and loses its gloss due to its softness.Amazonite is a mineral of limited occurrence.For many years, the source of amazonite's color was a mystery. Some people assumed the color was due to copper because copper compounds often have blue and green colors.A 1985 study suggest that the blue-green color results from small quantities of lead and water in the feldspar.
The magical mixture of lead and water within its feldspar structure, its enchanting emerald hue and pale light-green flakes reflects the color of the beautiful Amazon River and its calming and soothing energies. One should hold tight to the Amazonite Crystal during times of stress and call on its ultra chill vibrations for a much-needed float down your inner river of tranquility. The anti-anxiety medication of the crystal world, the Amazonite is a powerful heart chakra stone, helping to release toxic emotions when placed on the chest in a healing layout.
Amazonite is a very ancient gemstone that’s known for its beauty and healing properties. It has been around for centuries, and it has been widely used to make statues, amulets, and jewelry.
Because of its resemblance in appearance to jade, amazonite is also sometimes called Pikes Peak or falsely produced using a misnomer like Colorado Jade.