Origin: Brazil, Canada, USA
Lore: Amazonite was named after the Amazon River area although it does not occur there; it is thought that perhaps there were deposits which no longer exist. Amazonite was worn in pre-Columbian South and Central America, and was believed to have adorned the shields of the semi-mythical Amazonians, a formidable tribe of female warriors thought to live in the 10th century B.C. As a powerful talisman of healing and prosperity, Amazonite has been used in jewelry and cut into beads since the time of the early Mesopotamian cultures. Well-known in India, Egypt, Sudan and Mesopotamia, it was a popular amulet stone and was once used as decorative material for building facades. It was carved and cut into tablets for the Egyptian funerary text, the Book of the Dead, and an Amazonite scarab ring was found among Tutankhamen’s treasures. It is believed to be the third stone in the breastplate of the Jewish High Priest.
Mystical: Amazonite is a stone of truth, honor, communication, integrity and trust. It is said to enhance intuition, psychic powers, creativity, and intellect, and is often associated with the throat chakra, enhancing loving communication on all levels. Used also to protect against radiation and geopathic stress.