Amazonite



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Contents
About Amazonite– History and Introduction
Identifying Amazonite
Amazonite Origin
Buying Amazonite
-Treatments
Amazonite Gemological Properties
Amazonite – Similar Materials
Amazonite – Metaphysical Powers
Amazonite Jewelry Ideas
Amazonite Care


 

About Amazonite – History and Introduction
Amazonite is a translucent to opaque feldspar gemstone with a pretty green color. It is the greenish variety of the mineral Microcline. Amazonite is named after the Amazon River of South America. There are no Amazonite deposits that exist in the Amazon region, so presumably this stone is named to its resemblance in color to the green of the tropical rainforest.

Identifying Amazonite
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Amazonite Origin
Amazonite is found worldwide, but large deposits exist in Russia, Myanmar (Burma), India, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Brazil, and the United States (Colorado and Virginia).

Buying Amazonite
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Amazonite Gemological Properties
Chemical Formula: KAlSi3O8
Color: Blue, Green, Purple, Gray, Multicolored
Hardness: 6 – 6.5
Crystal System: Triclinic
Refractive Index: 1.52 – 1.53
SG: 2.56 – 2.58
Transparency: Translucent to opaque
Double Refraction: -.008
Luster: Vitreous
Cleavage: 2,1 – basal ; 2,1 – prismatic ; 3,1 – pinacoidal
Mineral Class: Microcline

Amazonite – Similar Materials
Aventurine – Microcline lacks the glitter effect usually present on Aventurine.
Jade – Can be difficult to distinguish, although Jade usually lacks admixed white streaks and is more glossy.

Amazonite – Metaphysical Powers
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Amazonite Jewelry Ideas
Amazonite is an inexpensive gemstone is most often used in beads and polished into cabochons and carvings.

Amazonite Care
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