Appearance:  The appearance of Amazonite varies from green to blue green, pale mint green, jade-like with fine white streaks.

Facts:  Amazonite is a variety of Microcline, a Feldspar mineral that forms in short prismatic or tabular crystals or in masses.

Amazonite is inexpensive, easy to carve and shape, and often used in making beads.

“Colorado Jade” and “Pike’s Peak” are other names given to Amazonite

Birthstone by Month & Zodiac: Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Physical and Emotional Balance:  Amazonite delivers the strength to confidently express feelings and thoughts.  Amazonite soothes the brain and nervous system.  It enhances masculine and feminine qualities.

Amazonite is known as the Stone of Truth, the Stone of Courage, the Communication Stone as it provides powers to facilitate calm and rational communication.

Origin:  Amazonite is found in Brazil, Russia, U.S., Australia, Madagascar. (It is not a product of Amazon River).

Mohs Hardness:  6 - 6.5