Everything you need to know about Amazonite.
Amazonite is a variety of potassium feldspar and is the mineral class of Microcline. It is part of the triclinic crystal system and has a vitreous lustre. Amazonite comes in shades of purple, grey, green and blue.
Its chemical formula is KAlSi3O8, which is polymorphic to orthoclase and it measures 6-6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Amazonite is found across the world in places like Russia, Brazil, the USA, and Madagascar. While it takes its name from the sweeping Amazon River - there are actually no Amazonite deposits in that specific area.
One of the best ways to tell if your Amazonite stone is real is to take a good look at the colouring of the gemstone. True Amazonite will have shades of blue and green but won’t be oversaturated in its hues. It will be bright and opaque and smooth to the touch. It will almost certainly have inclusions in it and these may appear as white veins. The colour will be organic and will fade here and there. Amazonite is also a hard stone and plays with the light. If your Amazonite is too dim or totally opaque then it may not be genuine.
Amazonite best combines with:
Moldavite: Both crystals can help synchronicity and confidence in your life, which are great elements of luck, abundance and prosperity.
Tiger’s Eye: When you combine amazonite and tiger’s eye, you get overflowing confidence in yourself without the fear of criticism and negativity. Both crystals also helps you push towards your goal with pride and courage and remove all those that hinder your progress and growth.
Lapis Lazuli: Paired together you will be able to communicate more clearly while having and active listening capability to prevent any misunderstandings, particularly in your relationships.
Green Aventurine: Multiply your luck for wealth by pairing it with the Gambler’s Lucky Stone. The green aventurine is one of the luckiest gemstones for man. Thus it will give you the winning energies to attract wealth and abundance into your life.
- Element: Water
- Planet: Uranus
- Zodiac: Virgo
- Chakras: Heart, Throat
The folk name for amazonite is ‘the Amazon stone’. It was called this in the belief that the stone came from the Amazon River. However, this is not really the case. The stone was named after the Amazon river, but it was never actually found near the river. It was and is however, mined in other places around Brazil.
The name ‘microcline’ comes from the Greek words micros, meaning ‘small’, and klino, meaning ‘lean’, because the cleavage planes in the stone deviate slightly from 90 degrees.
Known to have been used for thousands of years throughout many cultures. Ancient Egyptians held Amazonite in high regard. Gemstones and beaded jewellery were created in Ancient Egypt, and there are many examples of Amazonite jewellery were found in 1922 in The Valley of the King’s, Egypt within King Tut’s burial chamber. Inside of Tutankhamun’s tomb extravagant gemstones and jewellery carved from Amazonite were found. One of the most amazing discoveries within the tomb was the young Kings golden mask resembling and symbolising the Egyptian God Osiris. It was carved from 24 karat gold and inlaid with many crystals and gemstones, one of which is Amazonite.
Being a Throat Chakra stone, Amazonite also invites you to test out crystal clear communication and to practice putting beautifully healthy boundaries in place. It invites you to move out from the fear of the shadow of judgement and to step into the light. Whatever expectations others place upon you are nowhere near as important as the truth of your own heart.
By tapping into both intellect and intuition, Amazonite is able to bring better clarity and authenticity to the soul. When we become comfortable in our skin and connected to our truest selves, this invites us to take a spiritual leap and to open our minds and hearts to infinite possibility.
While crystal healing is an amazing way to boost your emotional and spiritual wellbeing, Amazonite also brings a range of physical healing benefits to the table. The chilled-out vibes of Amazonite can help to balance out thyroid problems. For those who struggle with a calcium deficiency, Amazonite can effectively help the body to absorb calcium better, bringing a dose of dreamy vitality back to your bones. Along with boosting bone health, higher calcium levels can also help the hair grow shiny and strong.
Amazonite is also exceptional at helping cells to regenerate and can provide the perfect pick me up, especially after an illness, injury or dip in physical health. Rubbing the cooling touch of Amazonite over a rash can also help keep it clear and soothed and those who struggle with skin conditions and even acne may find that Amazonite helps to bring back a flush of clear and vibrant health.
If you find your monkey mind sometimes acts like shattered glass with fragmented thoughts going here, there and everywhere, then Amazonite can be the most amazing gemstone for weaving together all those frayed emotional threads. Soothing anxious dispositions and self-destructive thoughts is what Amazonite does best. It’s also a brilliant gemstone to have on hand when you need to pull your self-esteem up by the bootstraps. Connected with the feminine, the Amazonite crystal works directly against habits of self-neglect, inviting you to always put yourself first.
For those who struggle with past trauma, Amazonite can also bring its healing energy to help you step forward. By helping the mind filter out stress and anxiety and learning to let go of that which is not serving us any longer, it helps to patch up old wounds and make things seem much more manageable by breaking down big problems into bite-sized digestible pieces.
All the beautiful emotional words that link with Amazonite are there to be applied first to oneself. Sincerity, love, honesty, integrity, eloquence and clarity – one we can apply these lush labels to how we interact with ourselves, we are placed in an amazing space to manifest our path of magic in the world. Amazonite is also connected to the heart chakra, the place that streams with light and makes way for love to be given and received. When the heart chakra is blocked it can be a struggle to trust anyone and to open yourself up to let in the kindness that the world has to give, which can have a knock-on effect for your own sense of self-worth and cause destructive patterns to show up time and time again.
Amazonite is an amazing tool for helping disperse all that built-up negative energy from your world. Whether its harsh words you hold for yourself, unfair opinions, physical side effects from EMF’s, or toxic attitudes from other people, this is a gemstone that will soak that all up and disperse of it in a way that leaves you clear-eyed and positively minded.
Our supplier who mines Amazonite is based in The Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, one of the most significant mining locations in operation. This material is mined from a family-run mining business, father and son. one of the most reputable and responsible suppliers to do business with over in Brazil; they have fully equipped staff and miners working for them who are paid fairly and have a very short chain of supply.
We also have a wonderful South African supplier who has been established in the industry for over 50 years have an excellent team to travel around Africa, they travel to Angola to extract Amazonite. They are fully equipped and aware of the local dangers and care for our mother earth. Each miner is supplied with equipment and training in accordance with the mines.
None of our suppliers work with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children, the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.