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Amazonite - Gemstones 108

Amazonite - Gemstones 108

Amazonite is an extremely ancient gemstone that has been prized for its beauty and healing powers for many centuries. This pale green mineral rock has been carved into statues, amulets and gemstones for jewelry and has had important texts carved on it in times long passed. Amazonite is still appreciated to this day for all of its uses, benefits and beauty.

What is so attractive about Amazonite?

Amazonite is a transparent to opaque gemstone with a pretty green tone. Amazonite was named after the Amazon River located in South America. You may not be familiar with this stone when you hear it by name, but this is a truly gorgeous green gemstone.

Amazonite is a gemstone that ranges between transparent and opaque with a stunningly green tone to it. When this gemstone is polished nicely, it is often used for beads and jewelry settings to create unique items that people will love.

The history of Amazonite

This is a gemstone that has quite a rich history. There is evidence that Amazonite was used to create jewelry back in Ancient Egypt. It was discovered in bead form as well as in jewelry that was found in King Tut’s tomb. It also adorned the gold mask that he wore, among many other stunning gemstones.

Shields for the Amazonians?

Amazonite also has a rich history in South America. During the pre-Columbia days of South America and in some parts of Central America, Amazonite was used for such purposes as costume jewelry. There is a belief that this was used for creating shields for the Amazonians during the 10th century B.C.

The “Stone of Hope”

There are even some legends that call Amazonite the “Stone of Hope”, as it was believed to have soothing tones that were capable of attracting hope and faith to the wearer.

In addition to the cultures that used it for its aesthetic appeal, a lot of these older civilizations believed there was more to this gem than just beauty.

Some believed that Amazonite had medicinal purposes, being useful in helping to heal most wounds and to protect and fight against various illnesses.

Amazonite healing properties

Amazonite is a wonderful healer for the emotional body. It soothes trauma and calms the mind, alleviates worry and fear, and directs anger and irritability into a more positive action. It regulates the aggressive aspects of one’s personality and urges the mind to seek emotional balance.

And what other properties?

Emotional healing properties of amazonite help raise self-esteem while reducing the tendency to neglect one's own needs. This amazonite benefit is especially effective for women. It enhances the ability to communicate more effectively.

Amazonite also empowers one to set appropriate boundaries, inwardly in self-discipline, and with others in establishing healthy relationships.

Meditation with Amazonite Gemstones

Meditation with Amazonite

Amazonite stones are also wonderful manifestation tools because they help to bring clarity and truth to your intention, helping you manifest that into reality. They can help to empower and motivate you to manifest your dreams and desires, magnifying your intention and strengthening your throat chakra.

Speak up!

Speak your intentions aloud with your Amazonite! Hold your stones while powerfully affirming your intention aloud. This will help bring your affirmations into reality. It enables one to both manifest and retain the pure energy of universal love.

Setting your intention for your stones:

To activate your crystals, sit quietly, holding the stones in both of your hands. Breathe in  and then visualize your intention for your crystals. You may also say your intention aloud if you would like.

What about mala prayer beads?

A mala is a string of beads which are used as a meditation tool while chanting, reciting or silently repeating a mantra. Malas help the wearer focus their mind and are often used to recite mantras in sets of 108 repetitions.

When not used for meditation, malas can help wearers carry a sense of peace, calm, mindfulness and focus with them throughout the day.

Why 108 beads?

In traditional Tibetan Buddhism, mala beads are often created using 108 beads, as a 108-bead mantra repetition represents the 108 worldly sins in the Buddhist doctrine.

How to choose your mala?

Wearers can choose their mala beads based on what they’re seeking from their meditation. Amazonite, for example, will restore your spirit to its most serene state of being by eliminating your worries, self-doubts and frustrations.

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Amazonite emotional healing

Amazonite is a wonderful healer for the emotional body. It soothes trauma and calms the mind, alleviates worry and fear, and directs anger and irritability into a more positive action. It regulates the aggressive aspects of one’s personality and urges the mind to seek emotional balance.

Can it help communication?

Amazonite enhances the ability to communicate more effectively. It also is a powerful healing crystal if you are someone who has trouble setting boundaries, both internally and externally. It helps you to move beyond the fear of confrontation or judgement, allowing you to pursue and express your true self.

Amazonite Chakra balancing

Amazonite is deeply stimulating to both the Heart and Throat Chakras.

How does it affect the Heart Chakra?

The green crystal energy that emanates from amazonite is highly attuned to the Heart Chakra. The Heart Chakra regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist.


When the Heart Chakra is out of balance we may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. Re-balancing the Heart Chakra helps us understand our own needs and emotions clearly.

What about the Throat Chakra?

The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body. If it is blocked, or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. When the Throat Chakra is in balance and open, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel.

Amazonite encourages the power of truth, relaxation, and balance. In addition, it stimulates artistic ability and creativity in its wearer.

Amazonite Spiritual Energy

Amazonite spiritual energy

Amazonite carries a spiritual energy of personal truth. It can provide clarity for those who are out of touch with their truth, or who are unsure of what they have to offer the world, by gently guiding them toward their gifts and knowledge.

Understanding personal truths...

The Amazonite stone facilitates spiritual healing through its ability to impart a balanced, rational perception of personal truths. Intellect and intuition are balanced by Amazonite. Personal truths are more easily understood and accepted while communication concerning these truths is made easier.

And letting go...

Amazonite properties are beneficial for people who are having trouble finding themselves and their spirituality. Spiritual healing in the areas of love and forgiveness are particularly supported by Amazonite. Working on letting go of anger, jealousy and resentment is made easier with the use of Amazonite stone.

Amazonite legends

Amazonite is also known as the 'The Amazon Stone'. Amazonite is revered as a stone of courage, said to have adorned the shields of the Amazons, a formidable tribe of female warriors.

Given as a gift...

A Brazilian legend claims the Amazon women gave green stones, thought to be Amazonite, to the men who visited them.

An amulet for fertility?

To the Egyptians, Amazonite symbolized good luck and fertility. It was carved into small amulets for strengthening the reproductive capabilities of its wearer.

From the King’s tomb?

Many objects of Amazonite were found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb, including jewelry, beads and a scarab ring set in silver.

Amazonite Talisman and Amulets

Amazonite was frequently used in amulets in ancient Egypt. The Assyrians associated it with the god Belus.

Used as a Talisman?

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.

Or as an Amulet stone?

Well-known in India, Egypt, Sudan and Mesopotamia, it was a popular amulet stone.

As an amulet of protection, Amazonite is a powerful Barrier Filter. Barrier crystals have abilities to help us focus and amplify our efforts to keep undesirable elements out of our lives.

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Crystals with the earth power of a Filter, absorb positive energy flow but work to keep negative energy away from us. They help us see the best in others, the beauty in life, and the good in humanity.

Amazonite Jewelry Care and Cleaning

How to Clean your Gemstones

Amazonite gemstones may require some special care, because they are known to be vulnerable to pressure and scratches. Amazonite stones can be easily cleaned using warm water and mild soap or detergent. Under extreme heat, amazonite can fade in color. Do not use any bleach or harsh chemicals when cleaning your gemstones.

Can I wear my stones all the time?

Since amazonite gemstones are fairly soft, they should not be worn when participating in any strenuous physical activity, such as sports and household chores.

How do I store my gemstones jewelry?

Amazonite gemstones and jewelry should be stored separately from other jewelry to minimize fractures and scratches.

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