Amazonite is a member of the feldspars group of minerals which make up more of the
earth's crust than all other known minerals combined. The common feldspars fall
in to two categories, the Alkali Feldspars and the Plagioclase Feldspars. Amazonite
is a member of the Alkali Feldspars family. Feldspar is a German word that translated,
simply means field.
Birthstone Month :
one of the birthstones associated with the month of December.
Amazonite associated with the zodiac sign Virgo.
Chemical Symbol :
Chemical Make-up :
Amazonite is made up of Potassium and Aluminium Silicate elements, with Iron impurities
accounting for the green coloration.
History & Lore :
It is widely believed that Amazonite is named after the Amazonian women warriors.
There is also a belief that Amazonite was named after the River Amazon. However,
it is unlikely that the River Amazon was rich in Amazonite, as whilst Amazonite
does occur in Brazil, it has never been discovered in the vicinity of the great
Amazonite calms emotions and empowers the wearer with courage. Additionally, Amazonite
enhances self-expression and creativity. In addition to this, Amazonite works on
the throat chakra and is especially effective at aligning the heart and solar plexus
chakras. It can also be used to control levels of calcium within the body.