Amazonite is a gemstone variety of green microcline, a feldspar mineral. It is named after the Amazon River in Brazil, though surprisingly no deposits have been found in that location. The lively green or blue-green color is extremely attractive.
What are some of the properties of Amazonite gemstones
Amazonite, cut en cabochon, with a rounded and convex polished surface, is a classic stone to be set in silver rings or carved in imaginative forms. In fact a fine quality amazonite can be mistaken for precious jade. Amazonite does not undergo any kind of treatment. Amazonite is gaining popularity but is still an affordable fine gem for its carat weight.
What are good ways to use Amazonite gemstones
Amazonite is said to calm one's emotions and soothe nerves, and to enhance creativity and the ability to express oneself. Perhaps the strongest recommendation for its metaphysical power is that amazonite is said to make your married life happier.
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