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While Amazonite deposits are found in India, Madagascar, Namibia and Russia, the name Amazonite was derived from the Amazon River in Brazil where we find important deposits of this lovely blue green stone. Though a relatively soft stone (ranging between a 5 and a 6 on the Moh’s Scale) it is widely believed to be a “Stone of Courage” and thought to impart strength to its wearer. It is assumed that it was this stone that gave the Amazon women warriors their legendary courage and strength. Designed to be worn as a 16" necklace or on your boots. Built on stainless steel wire and double crimped to withstand the stress of being on your boots.
Amazonite was also found in Egypt and was used to make jewelry and amulets as much as 4000 years ago. The seventh chapter of the Egyptian Book of the Dead was engraved on an Amazonite slab and an Amazonite scarab ring was found with Tutankhamen’s treasures. Assyrians associated Amazonite with the god Belus. It was also used to decorate clothing and to make jewelry in pre-Columbian days in South and Central America.
Amazonite is known as the “Stone of Truth” and the “Stone of Harmony” and is said to awaken compassion and to assist those searching for truth to see both sides of situations they face. It is thought to assist with cell regeneration and healing after a trauma; to ease the pain of gout and arthritis and to strengthen brittle hair and nails.
It is also said to motivate lazy teenagers. If this claim could be verified we could call Amazonite the “Stone of Miracles” as well.