What is Amazonite
Amazonite, also known as Amazonstone, is a green tectosilicate mineral, a variety of the potassium feldspar called microcline. Its chemical formula is KAlSi3O8, which is polymorphic to orthoclase.
Color: Green, blue-green
Ultraviolet fluorescence: Weak; olive-green
Crystal habit: Prismatic
Crystal system: Triclinic
Amazonite is a soothing stone. It calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health. Balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view.
Add Amazonite to your crystal collection to block negative energy, worry, and fear, and increase truth and courage.
How do I use Amazonite for healing?
Hold Amazonite crystals or place them in your lap while meditating. Easiest of all, just lay down with Amazonite gemstones on your body, lined up with the chakra points if possible. Amazonite has a gentle healing quality that is useful to nearly everyone in a general manner.
Can I put Amazonite in water?Yes, amazonite can go in water, though it is not recommended that you soak your amazonite for extended periods of time.
How do you know if Amazonite is real?
When you want to know if a piece of Amazonite is real, check for luster. The surface of the gem should be bright and shiny. It should have a vitreous luster that separates it from all other green colored gems.
What does amazonite pair well with?
Amazonite is named as a gambler's lucky stone that multiplies finances with the right decisions to be ever made. Pairing amazonite with green aventurine can attract wealth even more with its winning energies. The blend of green and turquoise-colored stone brings so much hope for success in your life.
Is Amazonite a precious stone?
Amazonite is a beautiful blue-green semi-precious gemstone that is used all over the world for everyday jewellery and healing practices.
Is Amazonite rare?
Although amazonite is rare, it is not expensive. However, when mounted in high quality settings made of premium materials, amazonite jewelry can command high prices. Antique amazonite pieces can also be very valuable.
Is Amazonite the same as a Jade?
Because they are both similar in color in their optical properties, the untrained eye will identify Amazonite as Jade. Any person with a bit of knowledge will know the difference between the two. Jade tends to be a deep green color whereas Amazonite tends to have a bluer and lighter hue.
How hard is Amazonite?
With a hardness of 6 to 6.5, amazonites are softer than other common jewelry stones, like quartz and beryls.
Where is Amazonite Found?
Amazonite is also known as the "Amazon stone," because it was thought to have been discovered at the Amazon River Basin in Brazil. However, there are actually no deposits found there and instead amazonite is present in other parts of Brazil, Colorado and Virginia in the United States, Australia and Madagascar.
Amazonite is found in hydrothermal veins, pegmatites, granite pegmatites, schists and gneisses, and also as grains in sedimentary rocks. It is formed in deep-sea igneous rocks that once cooled very slowly. The most important source of amazonite is currently in India.
Our Amazonite Range here at Dante’s Luxury
Here at Dante’s Luxury we ethically source all our crystals.
As a small family owned business based here in the heart of Sydney we deliver beautiful crystal products all across the country.
We stock a range of Amazonite crystals products such as:
With free shipping over $75 we know there’s something for everyone.