Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Gemstone Information - Amazonite

Amazonite makes your married life happier. 

Stone's names: Amazonite, Amazonstone.

Amazonite varies in color from yellow-green to blue-green and may also exhibit fine white streaks.

Amazonite is a gemstone variety of green microcline, a feldspar mineral. It is usually opaque and therefore is cut en cabochon (with a rounded and convex polished surface).

Although its name is derived from the Amazon River, no deposits have been found there.

As with all gemstones, care should be taken to protect amazonite from scratches and sharp blows. Store amazonites in separate boxes.

Articles made of amazonite were found in Ancient Egypt.  The Pikes Peak district of Colorado, U.S., became the most important source of amazonite after 1876. When samples were unveiled at the Centennial Exhibition, their impressive purity and size eventually forced competing Russian mineral dealers out of business.

Amazonite is frequently confused with jade .

Amazonite makes your skin better. Releases fear and anxiety.

Amazonite makes your married life happier.

Amazonite has been mined in Minas Gerais (Brazil), Colorado (U.S.), Ontario and Quebec (Canada), Baveno (Italy) and the Ural Mountains of Russia. 

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