Amazonite Mythology - The Stone Of Courage And Truth
Amazonite is a variety of the potassium feldspar called microcline, noted for its gorgeous green color. Although we tend to associate ‘Amazon’ with a very famous retailer today, it was in 1847 that the name amazonite was given to this gemstone by the famed German mineralogist August Breithaupt.
Amazonite Throughout History
The ancient Egyptians held amazonite in very high esteem. Due to its composition, lapidaries have been able to carve amazonite into prayer beads, amulets, trinkets and ornamental figures. One of the more noteworthy discoveries was that of a scarab beetle ring made from amazonite found within Tutankhamen’s tomb.
Given its green color, some have associated amazonite to be worn by Jewish High Priests during Biblical times, showing just how timeless the allure of amazonite truly is.
Where Is Amazonite Found?
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