Surprisingly tactile amazonite pebble, highly polished and boasting exemplary colour and markings. Amazonite also known as Amazon Stone is a variety of the mineral feldspar which often exhibits white to greyish coloured markings. The stone's primary colour can vary from the lightest shades of blue to various shades of green.
Despite its name amazonite is not found anywhere near the Amazon Basin in South America and it's believed that following its discovery many years ago, it became mixed up with another stone from that location. Once a mineral has been classified and given a name, it can be pretty difficult to subsequently change it.
This eye-catching amazonite pebble would make a lovely gift for someone who loves polished minerals but be warned, there's a significant risk that having received it, you may well end up keeping it for yourself!
Weight (grams): 60.4
Size (cms): 5 x 3.4 x 2.6