The name Peru amazonite describes a turquoise shade, more profound than that of the regular amazonite, and not the gemstones place of origin. Its surface is characterized by a waxy whiteish hue, coming from reflections of fissures within the gemstone. Read on, if you would like to know more about the gorgeous Peru amazonite! ♡ Shiri
The spiritual qualities amazonite include: Truth, courage, clarity and communication. The amazonite has often been described as the gemstone of hope, as it is said to hold a soothing quality that will ease worries. Moreover, the amazonite is thought to fill its wearer with courage and faith. Amazonite is linked with truth and sincerity, making it a wonderful gemstone to encourage clear communication.
In ancient Egypt, the amazonite was used for both ornaments and jewellery. Amazonite was even one of the gemstones found in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun as one of the gemstones decorating his beautiful gold burial mask.
Amazonite is a part of the feldspar mineral group and is composed of potassium, aluminium, silicon and oxygen. This opaque gemstone displays a beautiful light blue-green colour, with inclusions of milky white running through it. Amazonite is categorized on 6-6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness and is sourced in Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Namibia and the USA.