Amazonite is a green/blue variety of feldspar and has been used for centuries as a gemstone.
Although the stone is said to be named after the Amazon River it strangely enough is never found there.
Thousands of years before the discovery of South America, amazonite was already known in the Ancient World by the Egyptians for various adornments.
Amazonite is found in different locations like Russia, Colorado USA, Canada, Mexico and Madagascar, to name a few countries.
Green amazonite brings balance and is a strong protector against negative energy, electromagnetic radiation (such as cell phones, computers, microwave ovens) and the harmful effects of environmental pollution. Amazonite also brings balance to mood swings, sadness, anxiety or fear.
Amazonite zodiac sign: Virgo.
Amazonite can be used for the chakra's: fourth (heart) and fifth (throat).
The amazonite is part of the Feldspar group like the other varieties moonstone, labradorite, and sunstone. The stone has a hardness of 6 -6,5 (Mohs) and can be used in jewelry. Visit the web boutique Kiliaan Jewelry for amazonite jewelry.