Amazonite Gemstone Pendant
Pretty amazonite gemstone pendant crafted for Stone Mania in a simple sterling silver setting. This highly polished gemstone boasts distinctive colour and markings and is one of the very few pieces of amazonite that we currently have mounted as a ladies pendant.
Belonging to the group of minerals known as feldspar, amazonite is a variety of microcline which exhibits blue to light green colouration and stones may also exhibit white streaks. Amazonite is often opaque and when used as a gemstone tends to be cut as a cabochon.
Amazonite which is also known as Amazon Stone is a particularly eye catching mineral that's used primarily for lapidary purposes. Although it takes its name from the Amazon river in Brazil, ironically it's not found in that part of the world. When first named by Spanish explorers it's believed that amazonite was confused for another green mineral that was also found in the Amazon basin but the name was never changed.
Weight (grams) : 18.5
Size (cms) : 3.7 x 2.8 x 0.9