Amazonite Polished Stone
Polished Amazonite Mineral
Amazonite is a variety of the mineral feldspar which tends to be relatively easy to identify because of its distinctive colour and markings. Although amazonite can exhibit slight chatoyancy, this optical phenomenon is best seen in tigers eye and also some coloured varieties of moonstone.
Only blue-green varieties of the mineral microcline are known as amazonite. This pastel coloured mineral also goes by the name of Amazon Stone but ironically it cannot be found anywhere near the Amazon basin in Brazil. It's believed the stone was confused with another similar looking material but having been given its name, it was never subsequently changed.
This highly polished amazonite stone fits perfectly into the palm of your hand and it's an incredibly tactile piece. According to Judy Hall's Crystal Bible, amazonite is said to help maintain optimum health and is particularly beneficial for musicians and writers.
Weight (grams) : 96.7
Size (cms) : 5.4 in diameter x 2.7