Amazonite Stone - Meaning & Healing Properties
Sheila's Personal Experience with Amazonite
Back when I still had my wisdom teeth, they would sporadically grace me with periods of severe pain. I looked up stones associated with gums and teeth. Amazonite was one of the crystals recommended for teeth pain.
I then used a tumbled Amazonite stone programmed to alleviate the throbbing pain held against my jaw and focused on the non-painful side of the mouth.
Although Amazonite could not solve the problem caused by the wisdom teeth crowding my mouth, it provided me with temporary relief. The stone allowed me focus on self-healing rather than the pain.
This traumatic time left me with a fond memory of Amazonite.
Lisa's Personal Experience with Amazonite
I like Amazonite for its silver sheen. It draws me in like the other stones of the Feldspar family.
I turn to Amazonite if I'm feeling frustrated or hot tempered. Its sea green color brings a swift and sudden sensation of much needed calm zen. I enjoy it best in the form of polished stones and spheres.
Although I appreciate any high quality Amazonite that has a superb sheen to it, I find myself most attracted to the strong minty green ones. I have encountered some mint green stones with black mineral inclusions that really remind of of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream! These pieces are deliciously cooling and take me back to my youth. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is still one of my favorite picks, as is Amazonite.
Metaphysical Properties of Amazonite
In crystal healing, Amazonite is excellent for opening and balancing the Heart Chakra.
It also helps to balance the feminine and masculine energy that all of us humans have within us. It coaxes you to see both views of the problem. One you realize that there are two sides to every story, you can make more informed and rational decisions.
Here are a few other metaphysical properties that have been associated with Amazonite stone:
Amazonite helps protect against electromagnetic pollution when placed by computers, TV’s, microwaves and cell phones.
Helps you to see both points of view to any problem – great to place in meeting areas.
Clears the path for creative expression when placed or worn at the Throat
Alleviates worry, fear and aggravation when rubbed as a worry stone
How to use Amazonite
Whether you are using Amazonite in your healing practice, for meditation or enhancing your space, here are just a few ideas to get your started:
Lie in an Amazonite tumbled stone grid for a balanced yin and yang energy.
Wear Amazonite jewelry for self-love and attracting friendly energy.
Gift Amazonite to those you have a special conection with.
Meditate with Amazonite merkabas or spheres when astral traveling.
Place raw Amazonite in the home for a connection with Earth energies.
Balance the Chakras: Place Amazonite at the Heart Chakra to open and balance your Love center. Place it at the Throat Chakra to unblock your Communication center.
Use Amazonite to visualize the peaceful ocean, the deep seas and the tropical paradise when you are feeling stressed and tired.
What is Amazonite?
Amazonite (or Amazon Stone) is the only blue-green crystal and the only gem variety of Microcline Feldspar. Microcline is the most common Feldspar.
Other Feldspar family members that you probably know are Moonstone, Sunstone and Labradorite. The Feldspar family is known for its distinctive iridescent sheen. Amazonite is no exception to this phenomena and upon the surface of the stone, you will often find a dancing shine.
The distinctive sheen is caused by the thin layers of Orthoclase and Albite. This iridescence is also known as Schiller Sheen and opalescence.
How is Amazonite Stone formed?
Amazonite is often found forming with Smoky Quartz, Orthoclase and Albite in coarse granite or pegmatites.
Pegmatites are formed when magma in the earth cools and coarse grained rocks form within the earth’s surface. These pegmatites are made of of coarse granite and can contain unique minerals like Amazonite.
As for Amazonite's mesmerizing hues, it was previously thought that the blue-green color was caused by copper like so many other blue and green stones. They later found that the color is caused by lead and water.
Where is Amazonite Found?
Even though it was named after the Amazon River, Amazonite is actually not found in the Amazon. The guess is that it was named after the green colors of the rainforest. Amazonite is actually found other places in the world, with some of the biggest deposits coming from Colorado & Virginia USA, Brazil, Russia, Madagascar and Australia.
What is the Hardness of Amazonite?
Amazonite is a 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, making it just a tiny bit softer than Quartz and a tiny bit harder than Glass.
Can you cleanse Amazonite in water?
Amazonite can be put in water. Cleanse Amazonite physically under running water, a trickling stream or a fountain. It can take mild soap and light rubbing.
If you are worried about the lead involved in the Amazonite stone's coloring, don´t be. It is such a tiny trace amount and it is so tightly woven in the stone's structure, that there is absolutely no harm to your body.
Mineral Facts of Amazonite Stone
Surface Color: Blue-Green
Streak Color (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): White
Group: Tekto Silicate (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): 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
Watch the Amazonite Stone Video
If you prefer watching to reading, we have an overview of Amazonite Stone in our A-Z Crystal Meanings video series. Enjoy the examples and don't forget to leave us a video comment!
Does Amazonite come in different colors?
Amazonite is best known for its blue-green color. This color intensity varies from stone to stone. Some Amazonite will be very pale blue while other crystals will be a deep blue. This blue-green color is what makes Amazonite distinctive.
However, the stone may include inclusions of other minerals and also show white, gray, orange and translucent veins.
Is Amazonite the same as Turquoise?
If you are not yet familiar with your natural stones, you may confuse Amazonite for Turquoise. They can have the same intense turquoise color, but that is where the similarities end.
Amazonite forms with a white to gray background and Turquoise has a black background. Something that you can not tell by sight alone is that both stones are formed differently within the Earth. Whereas Amazonite's color comes from Lead, Turquoiseś blue-green color comes from Copper.
Another crystal that is sometimes confused with Amazonite is Aquamarine. But Aquamarine has a more translucent, glassy look to it. It will not show the webbing like Amazonite often has.
Amazonite Jewelry & Stones
The attractive blue-green color of Amazonite makes it a beauty in jewelry. You can find the stone in a range of shades, whether you prefer a paler color or a darker shade of blue-green.
It is a moderately priced crystal which can be found in all jewelry forms from earrings to necklaces to bracelets. Even the deeper blue-green Amazonite crystals with high sheen may have natural white streaks and irregular patches of color.
Amazonite is also found in crystal carvings as it takes a nice polish. The larger and the more lusterous the stone, the pricier the piece.
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