Amazonite Beads

Amazonite: is a semi-opaque to opaque variety of Feldspar that varies from light verdigris green to a bluish green, with mottled and sometimes light striations. Amazonite is a relatively soft stone, ranging from 5-6 on the Moh's scale. It is most commonly found in the United States, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Russia, Australia, Namibia. Amazonite derives its name from the Amazon river. It is also referred to as the stone of courage, others believing the stone to be named after the legendary Amazon women warriors. Amazonite is also called the hope stone by many, in the belief that it helps to inspire confidence and hope.