Colors of Amazonite
Amazonite is also known as the Amazon stone. It can vary in color from yellow-green to green to blue-green. The colors can be very similar to those of nephrite and jadeite. Amazonite is a green feldspar. Labradorite is a well-known mineral that also belongs to the feldspar family.
Amazonite is named after the Amazon River that flows through Brazil. Amazonite was thought to have been found here for a long time, but mineralogists have determined that there are no green feldspar deposits in the Brazilian Amazon. The stones found appear to be nephrite jade and not amazonite. However, the name has remained. Amazonite does occur in Brazil, but not in the Amazon River. This Amazonite comes from Madagascar.
Amazonite is also known as the 'The Amazon Stone'. There are many ancient Brazilian legends about legendary female warriors known as the 'Amazons'. Legend has it that the 'Amazons' would gift green Amazonite stones to the men they visited. Amazonite is said to have many metaphysical and medicinal properties.
How Amazonite works
Amazonite has a strong energy capable of bringing out the better emotions and personality traits. It balances the masculine and feminine energies and promotes physical strength and stamina. In addition, Amazonite stimulates the artistic ability and creativity. The stone has a calming effect and protects against negative influences and radiation from outside.