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Amazonite

Amazonite is a stone steeped in history that has always fascinated civilizations. Associated with softness and calm, this stone is a guarantee of peace and relaxation. Discover the history and benefits of this mineral with bluish and green hues.

Amazonite properties and benefits

  • Brings inner peace
  • Favors the communication
  • Counters depression
  • Relieves joint pain

AMAZONITE HISTORY

Having had its uses from ancient times, amazonite stone was found in Egypt, India, Mesopotamia and Sudan. In Egypt, amazonite was used in jewelry (as attested by the scarab ring found in Tutankhamen's tomb) and for its virtues, which can be seen in an amazonite plate engraved with a few lines of text in the Book of the Dead.

In Mesopotamia, amazonite had an equally gratifying destiny since it was dedicated to Tiamat, the goddess of the oceans and salt waters, where chaos reigned. Among the Babylonians, amazonite was at the origin of everything including the gods, thanks to its union with the god of fresh water. The Greeks, as for them, used the amazonite on their shields (ornament) to protect them such the female warriors amazons. On their side, the Navajo Indians associated this stone with Estsanatlehi, goddess at the origin of the creation of humanity.

Today, the amazonite stone is mainly used for its virtues, and also in jewelry, just like the Egyptians, to make rings, pendants, amazonite bracelets and amazonite necklaces.

ORIGIN AND COMPOSITION OF AMAZONITE

Amazonite stone belongs to the group of feldspars of the microcline variety, having physical composition KAISi3O8, entirely identical to that of orthoclase. Microcline belongs to the triclinic crystal system and is its low-temperature polymorph. The texture of amazonite is perthitic. Its green color is due to its low amount of water and lead.

Ornamental, amazonite stone can be green, green-blue, blue-green, either opaque or translucent. It is a stone that is very sensitive to pressure. For the record and until recently, researchers have long believed that its color was due to copper, but recent studies have retained the latter hypothesis explaining it by its low amount of lead and water.

Amazonite is found in several deposits, the best known of which are in South Africa, Austria, Brazil, Canada, the United States, Ethiopia, Finland, India and Russia.

AMAZONITE BENEFITS ON THE PSYCHOLOGICAL LEVEL

On the psychological level, amazonite stone is particularly similar to turquoise, offering the main virtues of tenderness. When applied to the heart chakra, amazonite offers the certainty of tenderness towards the loved one. It offers the perception of sincere and reciprocal feelings, and gives the wearer the feeling of happiness.

Amazonite provides relief, especially when it comes to the feeling of frustration. It allows to reinforce the feminine behavior, while calming the ardors. When applied to the throat chakra, amazonite offers gentleness and sincerity in loving exchanges. It is the stone of direct and sincere expression in tenderness.

AMAZONITE BENEFITS ON THE PHYSICAL LEVEL

In the physical realm, amazonite stone helps to fight against states of sadness, but also helps to regulate sexual deficiencies consecutive to or directly related to strong emotionality.

Amazonite strengthens the immune system and helps to relieve problems related to cholesterol, triglyceride, liver and kidneys. This stone is particularly recommended for problems related to the lymphatic and respiratory system. It helps to relieve joint pains and cramps.

Amazonite is ideal for absorbing microwaves, electromagnetic waves and electrostatic waves. It favors the absorption of calcium and is very helpful in fighting against bone fragility and cavities. This stone fights against the loss of hair and offers their repair.

Amazonite favors the treatment of disorders related to sexuality, which are the disturbance of the vaginal flora, the lack of desire, the erection problem, the obsession or the male sexual disorder. It allows to calm the problems of skin, and would limit the blisters and the buttons if it is passed on the skin with care and tact.

Which stones to combine with Amazonite?

Crystal healing can be used with several stones, which are related and work with each other.

As Amazonite acts on the heart chakra and is related to love and happiness, you can associate it with Jade or Unakite.

Being a mineral with green and blue hues related to water and the aquatic universe, you can also associate it with Chalcedony, but also with Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise.

How to clean and recharge the Amazonite?

As the stones are taken out of their natural environment, we need to clean and recharge them so that they keep their virtues.

Amazonite can be cleaned with a soft cloth or a slightly wet cloth.

In order to purify it you can plunge it a few hours in demineralized water then let it recharge in the sun.

You can also recharge it on a rock crystal or on a tree of life altar.