Amazonite is a bright green-blue variety of microcline (igneous-rock). Its color is due to high temperatures in combination with the enclosed lead particles. Amazonite has a hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale.
The name Amazonite comes from the Amazon River. However, this gemstone has never been found in the Amazon region. The name amazonite is based on a true mistake!
Spiritually, Amazonite is seen as the stone of balance and protection. In addition, the stone could have a positive effect on mood swings.
Amazonite belongs to the zodiac signs Virgo and Aquarius. Read here more about which gems belong to zodiac signs!
NB! Amazonite should not come in contact with water too much.