Representing kindness, peace, creativity and love, amazonite is believed to soothe the spirit and calm the soul.
How and where amazonite is formed
Amazonite is said to be named after the powerful Amazon warrior women who according to legend used the green stones to decorate their shields. However deposits have actually been discovered in the United States, Russia, Canada, Brazil, India, Mozambique, Namibia and Austria.
This potassium rich feldspar mineral is thought to owe its green to bluish green hue to trace amounts of lead present during its formation.
Ancient Egyptian archeological finds have revealed the use of amazonite as jewellery, decorative inlays and seals.
Amazonite meanings, properties and uses
With its healing powers thought to be as strong as the great Amazon river, amazonite is known as the stone of courage and truth. Representing kindness, peace, creativity and love, it is said to stimulate both the throat and heart chakras, enhancing loving communication and allowing you to speak from the heart.
This extremely soothing crystal is said to calm the mind, filtering the information that passes through it and combining it with intuition. Used to dispel negative energy and aggravation, it is believed to alleviate fear and worry and soothe emotional trauma.