Amazonite is a bright green and white striped variety of microcline feldspar. Two sources exist for the name; the Amazon River from which green stones were obtained or the fabled female warriors from Greek mythology, the Amazons.
It is doubtful whether green feldspar occurs in the Amazon area. Amazonite is sometimes cut and polished for use in jewellery. Greeks would link this stone to the famous Amazon women warriors which stone was decorating their shields.
In Mesopotamia, amazonite was offered to Tiamat, goddess of the brine and of the oceans where you could find chaos. According to the Babylonian mythology, Tiamat is the origin of everything as well as the first gods.
Egyptians would use amazonite for its healing properties. Part of the book of the dead was as part was engraved in this stone as was Tutankhamen’s scarab ring.
For the Navajo Indians, the stone was associated to the goddess who made humans, Estsanatlehi.
Amazonite is a silicate that’s usually pale green in colour, but there are also Amazonite stones that are opaque green, blue-green colour, yellow-green or turquoise blue. Because of its resemblance to Jade, Amazonite is also sometimes called Pikes Peak or Colorado Jade.
Chakras – Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra
Zodiac – Virgo
Planet – Uranus
Element – Earth, Water
Vibration – Number 5
Typical colours – Green with cream veins.
Amazonite is a soothing stone. It calms the brain and nervous system and helps maintain optimum health. Balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. Dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system and assists in manifesting universal love. It protects against electromagnetic pollution and absorbs microwaves.