What is Amazonite?
Amazonite is a beautiful blue-green semi-precious gemstone that is used all over the world for everyday jewellery and healing practices. It is a relatively rare variety of the feldspar group of minerals that collectively make up most of the earth's crust, which means that, unlike quartz minerals, it naturally has a cloudy appearance and a hardness of around 6 on the Mohs scale.
The patterns on blue-green Amazonite gemstones of varying brilliance usually form with white threads and the occasional black spot or inclusion in them, so each and every one is truly unique. They can also come in a variety of shades, from pale green to Turquoise blue, depending on where they come from - stones from Madagascar, for instance, are lighter and bluer, whilst those from Russia don a greener sheen. No two Amazonite gemstones are the same, which is part of what makes this gemstone so special.
With similar talismanic qualities to the likes of Moonstone, which is also part of the feldspar group, Amazonite has enjoyed a rich history full of admiration. Explore the story behind this fantastic gemstone with us here.