Quantum Of Spades
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This item was handcrafted with care and may have minor colour or decoration anomalies or defects. These inconsistencies are the consequence of human intervention in the process, and they add to the completed product’s charm while insuring you get a one-of-a-kind piece.
Citrine :The cause of the color is still under debate. Like smoky quartz, natural citrines pale when heated above 200-500°C and turn yellow again when irradiated (Lehmann, 1970), and they also slowly pale in UV light. This indicates the presence of color centers. At least some citrine is colored by aluminum-based and irradiation-induced color centers related to those found in smoky quartz (Lehmann, 1972; Maschmeyer et al., 1980). Accordingly, transitions to smoky quartz (“smoky citrine”) exist, many citrines show smoky phantoms. There appear to be at least two types of yellow Al-based color centers with different thermal stability (Schmetzer, 1988). Since the yellow color centers are often more stable than the smoky color centers, some smoky quartz can be turned into citrine by careful heating (Nassau and Prescott, 1977). Natural citrine, as well as citrine produced by heating smoky quartz, is dichroic in polarized light.
It has also been suggested that iron is the cause of color, as artificial crystals grown in an iron-bearing solution turn out orange. However, the dichroic behavior of the lab-grown crystals differs from that in natural citrine (Rossmann, 1994), and the UV-sensitivity of natural citrines indicates that the color is not simply caused by built-in trace elements.
Citrine can be found in the same geological environments as smoky quartz and is often associated and intergrown with it. Contrary to amethyst, citrine crystals may show a macromosaic structure and become very large (meter-size crystals of good quality have been found Minas Gerais, Brazil).
What is Amazonite?
Amazonite is a variety of potassium feldspar and is the mineral class of Microcline. It is part of the triclinic crystal system and has a vitreous luster. Amazonite comes in shades of purple, grey, green, and blue. Most often it is a greenish blue color. The meaning of Amazonite is to soothe anxiety and bring clarity.
Take a look at our essential guide to healing gemstones and find a crystal that captures you.
Amazonite Healing Crystal
Named the Hope Stone
Said to line the shields of Amazon Warriors
The gemstone on the tomb of Tutankhamun
Plunge into the cool coloring of Amazonite gemstones. Glimmering blue-green in its hues, Amazonite echoes with ancient tales, jungle magic, and the sweeping flow of one of the world’s most mystical rivers. Nicknamed The Hope Stone, Amazonite doesn’t shy away from putting a positive spin on life but doesn’t delve in blindly. It’s a gemstone that calls on the spirit of inner strength, magnified intention and a commitment to using that can-do attitude to get what you want.
This soulful gemstone has long been used as a talisman of truth and hope. As the gentle energetic flow of its color scheme suggests, it comes from the dense green riverbanks of South America’s rainforests, where monkeys scramble and parrots bring a flash of exotic color to the trees. Amazonite can also be found on the vanilla-scented sands of Madagascar and the icy depths of Russia’s tundra. It’s a stone that is mined in the most extraordinary of places and perhaps this adds to its mystical and watery nature.
Amazonite has been around forever, and legend has it – this was the stone that lined the shields of the mythical Amazonian warrior princesses. The grace and glory of Amazonite spans centuries, it was also the gemstone that adorned the temples and tombs of Tutankhamun and was used to make the tablets that formed the elusive Book of the Dead. But even grandiose historical connections aside, strong healing properties and deep-set connections to the heart chakra and the throat chakra mark out the Amazonite stone as being something special. If you dream of living deeper, standing strong and proud in your authentic light and manifesting universal love, choosing to use Amazonite could be one of the best decisions you make.
Let’s delve a little deeper into the queen of green stones and take a closer look at the hidden magic and meanings behind the amazing Amazonite gemstone…
Colour : Gold
Material : Brass
Care : Spot-Cleaning only. Store in a separate box. Keep away from chemicals.
Gem: Citrine – Amazonite
Color: Blue , Yellow
Crystal system: Triclinic crystal system & Hexagonal crystal system
Chemical formula: KAlSi₃O₈ & SiO₂
Hardness (Mohs hardness scale): 6 – 6.5 & 7
Mineral class: Microcline & Quartz
Transparency: Opaque, Translucent
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