Blue to green Amazonian stone
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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 colours can strongly resemble 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. It was thought that amazonite had been found here for a long time. But mineralologists have determined that there are no green feldspar deposits in the Brazilian Amazon region. The stones found appear to be nephrite jade and not amazonite. The name has remained however. Amazonite is also found in Brazil but not near the Amazon River.
Amazonite is also known as the 'Amazon Stone'. There are many ancient Brazilian legends about legendary female warriors that we know as the 'Amazons'. Legend has it that the 'Amazons' gave green Amazonite stones to the men they visited. Amazonite would have a lot of metaphysical and medicinal properties.
The effect of amazonite
Amazonite has a strong energy that is able to bring out the better emotions and personality traits. It balances male and female energies and promotes physical strength and endurance. In addition, Amazonite stimulates the artistic ability and creativity.