Amazonite Interiors, An Honourable Stone


The Amazonite stone owes its name to the Amazon River where it was first discovered. This green stone honors the Amazon warriors and symbolizes courage. Discover the history and lithotherapy virtues of this magnificent stone. So can integrating it into your interiors offer benefits alongside its beauty?

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However, studies counter this analysis since it seems that amazonite never existed in this river and that it was nothing more and nothing less than a confusion with another mineral. Having known its uses since ancient times, the 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 Tutankhamun's tomb) and for its virtues, which can be found through an amazonite plaque engraved with a few lines of text in the Book of the Dead. In Mesopotamia, Amazonite had an equally rewarding destiny as it was dedicated to Tiamat, the goddess of the oceans and salt water, where chaos reigned. Among the Babylonians, Amazonite was at the origin of everything, even the gods, thanks to its union with the god of freshwater. The Greeks used amazonite in their shields (ornament) to protect them like the Amazonian warriors. For their part, the Navajo Indians associated this stone with Estsanatlehi, goddess of the origin of the creation of humanity.

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


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

Ornamental, amazonite stone can be green, blue-green, blue-green, opaque or translucent. It is a stone very sensitive to pressure. Until recently, researchers long believed that its colour was due to copper, but recent studies have maintained this latter hypothesis, which is explained by its low lead and water content. Amazonite is present in several deposits, the best known of which are in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Finland, India, Russia, South Africa and the United States.

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On a psychological level, the Amazonite stone is particularly similar to turquoise, which offers the main virtues of affection. When applied to the heart chakra, amazonite offers the certainty of affection 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 feelings of frustration. Strengthens feminine behavior, while calming burning sensations. When applied to the throat chakra, Amazonite offers softness and sincerity in loving exchanges. It is the stone of direct and sincere expression of affection. On a more spiritual level, the Amazonite stone offers serenity in the certainty of good and eliminates all forms of negative thoughts.

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