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.
Amethyst : Value for amethysts depends almost entirely on color. Siberian mines once produced the world’s finest stones. They featured a particularly rich purple color that glowed with red and blue flashes. Today the term “Siberian” no longer refers to origins. Instead, this is now a trade and grade term referring to colors similar to those of the amethysts mined in Siberia.
Zambian amethyst with Siberian color
This 2.55-ct amethyst from Zambia possesses the coveted “Siberian” color. Round brilliant cut, 9 mm. © The Gem Trader. Used with permission.
Although Siberian reigns atop the value listing, light-colored amethyst has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. The lightest, pinkish violet shades are called “Rose de France,” a clever bit of marketing. The artistry of gemstone faceting can shine through these gems if given fancy and unusual cuts.
Since amethyst is readily available in large sizes, its value per carat climbs gradually, not exponentially. Since this stone is plentiful, there is little reason to pay top dollar for pieces with visible inclusions or inferior cutting.
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…
1 in stock (can be backordered)
Colour : Gold
Material : Brass
Care : Spot-Cleaning only. Store in a separate box. Keep away from chemicals.
Gem: Amazonite & Amethyst