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Amazonite: Meaning, Properties and More | Linjer Jewelry

What Is Amazonite?

Named after the Amazon River in Brazil, amazonite is a gorgeous gemstone that belongs to the feldspar mineral family. This mineral is known for its distinctive green-turquoise color, which is created by the combination of potassium, aluminum, and silicon. When cut and polished, thanks to its unique and vibrant hue, amazonite is often used in a variety of jewelry designs, ranging from pendants and earrings to bracelets and rings.

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Where Is Amazonite Found?

Amazonite is primarily found in Russia, Brazil, and the United States. One of the largest and most famous deposits of Amazonite is currently located in Colorado in the United States. This deposit is known as the "Antero Aquamarine" deposit, and is also largely regarded for producing a variety of gemstones.

Despite its widespread popularity, high-quality amazonite can be relatively rare and valuable, making it a sought-after gemstone for collectors and jewelry enthusiasts alike!

Amazonite Stone Meaning

Amazonite is known as the stone of courage for its ability to promote self-confidence and soothe the mind and body. In addition, amazonite is said to enhance our communication skills and creative minds, making it a popular choice for artists and writers. Whether you're drawn to amazonite for its beauty or its spiritual properties, it's a gemstone that can add a touch of magic to your everyday lives!

Amazonite History

Although amazonite was officially discovered by Europeans in the 18th century, there is evidence to suggest that people in other regions had been utilizing it long before its formal discovery.

Amazonite was highly valued by the ancient Egyptians, who used the gorgeous gemstone in various jewelry styles and amulets. In South America, amazonite was also utilized by the Inca tribe for decorative purposes.

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Amazonite Geological and Physical Properties

Amazonite has a rating of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it relatively durable for everyday wear.

The gemstone has been long coveted for its gorgeous green-turquoise color, which ranges from a pale green to a deep blue-green. Amazonite are formed within large igneous rocks with coarse-grained crystals that slowly develop from cooling magma. These rocks are polymineralic, meaning they are composed of a variety of minerals, often amazonite, quartz, and mica.

Amazonite Healing Properties

Amazonite is said to have a calming effect on the mind and body, promoting balance and harmony. It is believed that amazonite can help reduce stress and anxiety, making it a popular choice for those seeking relief from these conditions.

Amazonite - Amazonite Bracelet - Valencia

Amazonite Metaphysical Properties

Amazonite is believed to activate the throat chakra, enabling clear and effective communication. It is also thought to promote inner peace and calmness, aiding in emotional healing and the release of negative emotions. Additionally, amazonite can also promote spiritual growth and self-discovery, enhancing intuition while opening the mind to new possibilities.

Many people also find that amazonite has a protective energy that can guard against negative energy and promote a sense of safety and security. She really is a jack of all trades 😉

How to Care For Your Amazonite

While amazonite is durable enough to be worn as jewelry, it’s still considered a relatively delicate gemstone, so it's crucial to take proper care of the crystals. Here are a few of our best tips to keep your amazonite jewelry looking new and beautiful:

  • Avoid wearing amazonite jewelry while doing activities that could scratch or damage the stone, such as exercising or cleaning.
  • Protect amazonite jewelry from prolonged exposure to sunlight or other sources of heat, as this can cause the gorgeous color to fade.
  • Store your amazonite jewelry separately from other gemstones to prevent scratches and chips.
  • Clean your amazonite jewelry with a soft, damp cloth and mild soap. Avoid using harsh chemicals or ultrasonic cleaners, as these can damage the stone.
  • Remove amazonite jewelry before swimming or showering, as exposure to water and chemicals such as chlorine, can damage the stone!

Can Amazonite Go in Water?

It is not recommended to expose amazonite to water for prolonged periods of time! Like many other gemstones, exposure to water can cause the stone to become discolored, cracked, or damaged. Chemicals such as chlorine and salt water can also have a damaging effect on the stone.

While it's generally safe to wear amazonite while washing your hands or doing the dishes, it's best to remove your jewelry when swimming, showering or engaging in water-related activities to avoid potential damage. Remember to dry the stones thoroughly after any contact with water to prevent any damage or discoloration!

Styling Amazonite Jewelry

Wearing amazonite jewelry is a popular way to enjoy the benefits of this gorgeous gemstone, while also infusing a warm vibrancy to your outfits. Here are a few ideas on how to style a few of our favorite amazonite jewelry pieces:

Styling Amazonite Pendant Necklace

Amazonite - Amazonite Necklace - Carmen

Our Amazonite Necklace - Carmen is perfect for a night time boho look. Pair it with a peasant blouse and denim shorts for a relaxed yet stylish outfit (think, coastal grandmother). Lightweight and delicate, this necklace will add a subtle pop of color to your outfit, making it the perfect accessory for any free-spirited look!

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Styling Amazonite Bracelet

Amazonite - Amazonite Bracelet

For an effortless summer edit, pair our Amazonite Bracelet with a white linen sundress and some strappy sandals. The vibrant colors of the amazonite beads paired with the gold vermeil beaded accents can evoke the colors of the ocean and the beach, making it a must-have accessory for any coastal-inspired outfit.

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Styling Amazonite Ring

Amazonite - Amazonite Ring - Iris

To create a chic ring stack, pair the Amazonite Ring - Iris with a variety of textured gold rings. Mix and match delicate and chunky rings to create depth and dimension to your stack.

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Amazonite is a one-of-a-kind gemstone that can evoke a sense of tranquility and balance to your life. Whether you're seeking out its healing properties or simply appreciate its stunning blue-green hues, amazonite is a gemstone that can be enjoyed by anyone.

At Linjer, our gemstone jewelry collection comprises exquisite pieces that are crafted with exceptional quality. Browse our collection today to find the perfect piece of gemstone jewelry for you!

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