Ancient Gemstones – Amazonite

May 20, 2014

Multicoloured Amazonite Nec... Product Image Amazonite is named after the Amazon River in Brazil and the lush jungle region surrounding it where the original “green stones” were discovered. Whether these stones were what we know today as Amazonite is uncertain, as deposits are not currently found in the basin area of this great river. Amazonite sparkles in captivating shades of turquoise-green, promising to soothe the spirit and calm the soul.

Called the “Stone of Courage” and the “Stone of Truth,” Amazonite is said to empower one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values.

As a powerful talisman of healing and prosperity, Amazonite has been used in jewellery and cut into beads since the time of the early Mesopotamian cultures. Well-known in India, Egypt, Sudan and Mesopotamia, it was a popular amulet stone and was used as decorative material for building facades, and an Amazonite scarab ring was found among Tutankhamen’s treasures. Amazonite was also worn as jewellery in pre-Columbian South and Central America, and was believed to have adorned the shields of the semi-mythical Amazonians, a formidable tribe of female warriors thought to live in the 10th century B.C. Amazonite was also used medicinally to heal wounds and illnesses of all kinds.

Amazonite is thought to dispel negative energy and to improve confidence, leadership and communication. It is a useful stone to wear or carry if you have to face a challenging situation, have a difficult question to ask or have to speak in public. Amazonite is said to dispel negative energy and to improve confidence, leadership and communication. It is a good stone for writers and artists as it is thought to enhance self-expression and creativity.

As you can see this stone is special! I love it and it actually feels very soothing and calming.


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