Amazonite (or Amazon Stone) is the only blue-green crystal and the only gem variety of Microcline Feldspar. Microcline is the most common Feldspar. It is used in ceramics and as a mild abrasive.
Like Moonstone, Amazonite has a distinctive sheen caused by thin layers of Orthoclase and Albite. This iridescence is also known as Schiller Sheen and opalescence.
Although it may have been named for the Amazon river, Amazonite is not found in the Amazon. Amazonite is found in Colorado, Russia, Madagascar, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Australia and Namibia.
Metaphysical Properties of Amazonite
From a metaphysical perspective, Amazonite creates a feeling of power. The stone is said to promote truth, sincerity, honor, self-esteem, communication, integrity, trust, clairvoyance, clarity, prophecy and openness. When held to the third eye, the Amazonite is believed to unlock psychic vision.
The blue-green Amazonite can also help you develop a more trusting spiritual relationship.
The Amazonite lessens the impact of damaging behavior, and can also lead one away from self-destructive behavior.
This stone also increases confidence, restores spiritual faith, boosts stamina, faith and the ability to feel compassion.
Both soothing and calming in nature the Amazonite dispels negative energy, and
dissipates sadness and grief.
The Amazonite is the perfect stone for writers and other creative that use their hands for a living.
You may use Amazonite to help calm all your Chakras, and rejuvenate your Heart Chakra.
The Physical Healing Properties of Amazonite
Wards off tooth decay & osteoporosis by assisting the body with the absorption of calcium, Balances the metabolism, nervous system, liver, throat, thyroid, nerve and brain paths, and can improve pinched nerves, spinal difficulties, bursitis .
Amazonite is also useful in relieving cramps from menstruation, and muscle cramps and spasms.
Surface Color: Blue-Green
Streak Color: (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): White
Group: TektoSilicate (one Silicon surrounded by 4 Oxygen atoms)
Cleavage (where the crystal breaks off naturally to form a new face, parallel to its structure. This is a clean break and can cleave over and over again along the same face, retaining the crystals structure): Easy Cleavage
Fracture (where you break the crystal not on a natural cleavage): Conchoidal is a clam-like fracture which looks like broken glass) to Uneven/Brittle
Luster: Vitreous (glassy)
Tenacity: Sensitive to pressure
Transparency: Transparent (light flows through crystal) to Opaque (no light flows through crystal)
Crystal System: Triclinic (3 axis of unequal length)
Crystal Habit: Tabular and Blocky