Amber and Amazonite Gemstone Necklaces
Bead Diameter: ~3-5 mm (Baltic Amber), ~6 mm (Gemstones);
Gemstone Beads: Amazonite (Green) and othersl
Necklace Weight: ~7 g (32 cm);
Closure: Plastic Clasp (Screw);
Amber Bead Shape: Oval (Baroque);
Amazonite name is associated with Amazon river. Nevertheless, there is not clear evidence that recourses of this gemstone were ever found near this river. This gem belongs to Feldspar group of minerals and it is mostly found in different shades of green color. Amazonite does not seem to have very rich history. Although archeological findings in Mesopotamia and Egypt confirm that it was used as a gem for more than two thousand years. Amazonite was one of decorative gemstones used in the Book of the Dead and a ring with this gem was found in Tutankhamen’s treasures.
Based on Mohr’s scale, the hardness of Amazonite gemstone is between 6-6.5. In comparison with other popular gemstones it is quite low number. This means that Amazonite is sensitive to scratching and special care should be taken when wearing jewelry with this gemstone.
Amazonite stone is a great promoter of truth and courage. A wearer of this gem can become more interested in getting to know oneself and discovering his / her truths. Living in line with your values and beliefs becomes easier and a person can become more willing to express true feelings. Amazonite is also thought to have soothing and calming powers. Its color determines that it can be used on Heart chakra. Placing this green gemstone on the chest can help to minimize negative emotions.