Fabrication Type: Handcrafted
Material: Sterling Silver
Amazonite also known as Amazonstone is a green tectosilicate mineral made from microcline. The name Amazonite is taken from that of the Amazon River, from which certain green stones were formerly obtained, but it is doubtful whether green feldspar occurs in the Amazon area. Amazonite is a mineral of limited occurrence. Formerly, it was obtained almost exclusively from the area of Miass in Russia. Recently high quality crystals have been obtained in Pike's Peak, Colorado. Amazonite is on the Mohs scale at 6-6.5 for hardness. Amazonite is thought to assist with self-determination, emotional balance and harmonious interaction of intellect and intuition.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Slight variations in color, size and bead shape exist.
This item is handcrafted by an individual with a developmental disability that has a meaningful employment opportunity as a result of your purchase.