4 inch Amazonite point in a hand-sculpted freeform setting using a lead-free silver bearing soft solder tiffany technique. - Removable 18" black suede cord necklace included!
Origin: Amazonite from Brazil
Mohs Hardness Scale: 6
Properties: Facilitates loving, compassionate communication by bridging the heart and throat chakras.
Amazonite is said to balance and soothe the energy of the heart and throat chakras. Please over the heart, upper chest, or through areas as needed to see and balance the energy of the chakras; use your sensitivity to gauge which area needs the most help, or if you're working with a friend ask them to sense as well. You can also wear or carry to help you deal with emotional and relationship challenges.
411: Amazon and get its name because of its distinctive blue-green color, which is supposed to echo the green hues of the Amazon River and surrounding rainforest. However, deposits of this green feldspar are unknown in the Amazon region, and the best specimens come from Colorado, where it often occurs in clusters with Smoky Quartz, and also the Ilmen Mountains in Russia.
Tidbit History: Amazonite has been used to make jewelry for centuries. In ancient Egypt, as well as being used in collars and rings, it was also carved into bigger tablets to be engraved with sacred writing. Today the relics of Pharaoh Tutankhamun reside in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The museum provides a description of the famous gold mask of the young king as containing Amazonite and inlays in the collar, along with lapis lazuli and Carnelian.
Amazonite was also popular in ancient Indian jewelry, especially when set in gold. Its moderate hardness makes it suitable for carving, and even today it is cut and polished into rounded cabochon shapes to highlight the color, before being sent in rings, pendants, or earrings.