Where is Amazonite sourced?
The beautiful blue-green Amazonite has been mined all over the
world. Its name is somewhat misleading as it has led many people to
believe that it originates from the Amazon River Basin in Brazil,
but it actually hails in the most part from the Ilmensky Mountains
in western Russia. Deposits there have been so historically
plentiful that the gemstone
was distributed across Europe and perhaps even to Egypt in ancient
times - it is known to have been a favourite during Egyptian
dynasties, but not much is known about Amazonite's presence on
those intercontinental trading routes.
What is widely known, though, is the powerful impression that
one of the finest gemstones of the world has left on countless
civilisations. Amazonite might be a rare stone, but its influence
has spread to every corner of the globe to bring hope and healing
to the masses through beautiful jewellery and adornments.