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Amazonite characteristics

Amazonite, history and healing properties
"Doli" earrings with amazonites

Its name could come from the Amazon River where some green stones were found or could be related to the famous amazons which stone would symbolize courage.

Recent studies stated that this stone did not exist in the Amazon River and that it was actually another mineral.

It was thought that its green color was due to copper but it was checked that the color was due to a small quantity of lead and water.

The amazonite is a stone from the feldspaths family. When you polish this stone, it shows a very light green color justifying its use in jewelry.

History, legends and beliefs about the amazonite

This stone was used early during the antiquity. It can be found in Mesopotamia, India, Egypt, and Sudan…

In Mesopotamia, the amazonite was offered to Tiamat, goddess of the brine and of the oceans where you could find the chaos. According to the Babylonian mythology, she is the origin of everything as well as the first gods. They were born because of her union to the god of fresh water.

history and healing properties of amazonite
"Azurine" ring with amazonite

Egyptians would use it for its healing properties: for example, a part of the text of the Deads'book was engraved on this stone. Another example is the scarab ring made of this stone found in the tomb of Tutankhamen.

Greeks would link this stone to the famous Amazon women warriors which stone was decorating their shields.

For the Navajo Indians, the stone was associated to the goddess who made humans, Estsanatlehi.

Mines: Russia, Brazil, Finland, USA, South Africa, Austria, Canada, Ethiopia and India.

Healing properties of the amazonite

  • It would stimulate and strengthen the immune system.
  • It would relieve kidneys problems, hepatic problems, cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • The amazonite would help with blood system and lymphatic problems, stiffness in arthritis and osteoarthritis. It would relieve cramps.
  • It would absorb and protect from micro-waves and other electromagnetic pollutions (such as cell phones).
  • The amazonite would help to better absorb calcium and would help to avoid osteoporosis and caries.
  • It would avoid hair loss and would help to repair it, as well as nails.
  • If you rub it on your skin, it would relieve from skin infections.
  • the amazonite would be useful in sexual trouble treatments (lack of desire, impotence, vaginitis, sexual obsession, priapism…)

/!\ Please note that all healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions.

Amazonite jewelry samples

The dream of a star, celestial earrings in sterling silver, gold and amazonite
US $183.00
Farandole, butterfly earrings in sterling silver and amazonite
US $189.00
Hortense, floral cameo necklace in sterling silver, prehnite and amazonite
US $308.00
Odina, Moorish style earrings in sterling silver and amazonite
Berlingot, sterling silver necklace, anklet, bracelet
Doli, oriental earrings in sterling silver and amazonite
Root, amazonite and turquoise sterling silver bracelet
Azurine, Amazonite hammered sterling silver ring
Laylila, ironwork art bracelet in sterling silver, amazonite and charoite
Majorelle, blue necklace, choker, anklet, bracelet in sterling silver and semiprecious stones
Celestial, piece of sky earrings in sterling silver and amazonite

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