Amazonite is a beautiful stone with the color of the gem Turquoise. These stones are best suited for the people with Aries or Leo zodiac sign and it makes an ideal gift for the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries.
Amazonite symbolizes truth, luck, wholeness, freedom, modesty, dignity, hope, and harmony. Throughout history, these stones were worn by gamblers many times as it heightens the chance of success.
Let us learn more about Amazonite.
Amazonite is a green tectosilicate mineral that has a brittle and translucent to opaque diaphaneity. These stones are mostly associated with the heart and throat chakra. It helps the wearer to balance and open up both the chakras. These beautiful gemstones enables the wearer to overcome obstacles, promote unconditional love, control emotion, and express themselves thoroughly.
Amazonite, also known as "Amazon Stone", was named after the Amazon river although there is no trace about these stones being found in or anywhere near the river. Many times, these stones have been confused with Turquoise and Jade.
Two ancient Amazonite mines were found in 2006 in Egypt which dated back to almost 1800 BC. It was also found as a form of jewelry in King Tut’s tomb. Amazonite can be found in India, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Canada, Tanzania, and Australia.
Amazonites are found in pegmatites, granites, igneous and metamorphic rocks, hydrothermal veins, and schists and gneisses. These stones are formed in deep-sea igneous rocks that once cooled very slowly.
The chemical formula of Amazonite is KAlSi3O8. These stones have a hardness of 6-6.5 according to the Mohs scale and they have a vitreous luster.
Amazonite is a type of Feldspar (a group of rock-forming tectosilicate minerals).
Amazonite is an affordable gemstone at a low price. The value of these stones depends on its color, size, cut and quality. The price may range from $10 or $15 up to $50.
Amazonites are often used and worn as ornamental material and jewelry.
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