The world of gemstones simply wouldn't be what it is today without the gorgeously gentle stone of Amazonite. One of our favourites here at Monica Vinader, it is typically found with a blue-green shade that can range from pale to positively radiant, depending on where it is mined from - indeed, it has been sourced and adored in many countries around the world.
Despite having the kind of name that invokes distinctly South American images of vast river flows, the original source country of Amazonite is actually believed to be thousands of miles away in western Russia. It is here that a greener shade of Amazonite has been unearthed and spread around the world for thousands of years. Discover more about Russia's role in the story of how Amazonite became one of the finest gemstones of the world today in our guide.