Natural Amazonite Pendants – Amazonite is a light
green to blue green gemstone that is a member of the Microline Feldspar mineral
The name of the stone was derived from the South
American Amazon River, which the name had transitioned into Amazonite, a
fitting name for a beautiful mineral.
Historically Amazonite has been discovered in archaeological
finds in the areas previously known as Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. The use
of this stone dates back over 2000 years ago. Amazonite gemstone is found all
over the world, although larger deposits have been discovered in Russia, Burma,
India, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Brazil and the USA.
Amazonite is available in a variety of shapes and
styles. They are popular in a cabochon shape, beads, freeform, tumbled stones
and jewelry. They can also be found carved into animals and different shapes.
Amazonite mythology describes of the ancient female
warriors known as ‘The Amazons’. These women would gift the males who visit
them Amazonite gemstones. The Egyptians named it the stone of courage.
Metaphysically the stone is said to have healing
powers, improve creative expression, improve self worth and align one’s astral
bodies. It can also resolve negative energy which is helpful during sadness and
grief. Other positive attributes of Amazonite is that it helps improve
communication, compassion, clarity and serenity.