Amazonite

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Amazonite, also known as Amazonstone is a relatively soft gemstone variety of green microline, a variety of potassium feldspar named after the Amazon River, from which green stones similar in color were once obtained. Sometimes confused with jade, amazonite varies in color from yellow-green to blue-green, sometimes with white streaks, and is usual opaque. It’s often cut into cabochons for use in jewelry. Amazonite has been used for over two millenia. The U.S. became the most important source of the mineral after a major find near Pikes Peak. The ancient mesopotamians gave amazonite offerings to the goddess Tiamat, the ancient egyptians valued it for supposed healing properties, the ancient greeks linked it to the mythical amazon women warrios of the Iliad, while the Navajo associated it to the goddess who created humans.