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It's not Turquoise, it's Amazonite!

There are a lot of questions that I get asked on a regular basis at my shows and markets. Such as... Where do I get my stones? Is this sterling?  Do I dive for my own pearls? (this one always cracks me up!)  I also get many questions about what the different stones are that I use in my jewelry. One gemstone that is becoming more and more popular is Amazonite. Ranging in color from bright green to khaki brown with white veins, it is no wonder it gets mixed up with Turquoise. Most of the time when I tell folks what it is, I get a very confused look. Because most customers have never heard of it! I kind of think it looks more like jade myself.

Amazonite was “reportedly” first found in Brazil’s Amazon river, but it is also found in Russia, India and the U.S. If you want the science, it is a form of feldspar. In the last few years I have seen it more and more at gem shows. 

According to legend, the warrior women of the ancient Amazon tribe in Brazil used amazonite stones to adorn their shields, cure illnesses and heal wounds, uses that are all at the heart of amazonite stone meaning. It is believed they gave a piece of amazonite rock to the men who visited them. And it is very soft. Ancient peoples carved Amazonite stones into amulets and rings 

Why would I want to wear Amazonite?

Amazonite is a soothing stone.  It calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health.  Known universally as the "Stone of Truth", Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view balancing both the masculine and feminine energies. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear.  It dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system.  Amazonite assists in manifesting universal love.

Sounds like just what we need.I have several Amazonite jewelry pieces on my website. Click on the picture or this link to see them.

Please to feel free to comment or ask me a question!

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