Amazonite is a variety of feldspar which is usually quite easy to identify because of its distinctive colour and markings. Although some amazonite exhibits slight chatoyancy, this optical effect is best seen in a few other minerals including tigers eye and some coloured moonstone.
Only the blue-green varieties of the mineral microcline are known as amazonite or amazon stone but ironically, it cannot be found anywhere near the Amazon. It's believed that amazonite was confused with another green stone from this area and having already been given this name, it was never changed.
This amazonite oval is a perfect ornamental piece for anyone who loves polished minerals and it may also be used in conjunction with crystal healing. According to Judy Hall's Crystal Bible, amazonite is said to help maintain optimal health and be particularly beneficial for musicians and writers.
Weight (grams): 96.7
Size (cms): 5.4 in diameter x 2.7