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A green variety of microcline, often used as a semiprecious stone. Also called amazon stone.

[After the Amazon (River).]
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(Minerals) a green variety of microcline used as a gemstone. Formula: KAlSi3O8. Also called: Amazon stone
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(ˈæm ə zəˌnaɪt)

a green feldspar, a variety of microcline, used as an ornamental material. Also called Am′azon stone`.
[1595–1605; Amazon (river) + -ite1]
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In parallel, the collection is adorned by an assortment of natural stones such as white quartz; pearls; shells; aquamarine; mother of pearl; moonstone; labradorite, and amazonite. Furthermore, she used her personal collection of sand, corals and seashells, which she has been nurturing for the past decade.
However, there are plenty of other colours to choose from -- check out the Nera Black, Magnetic Blue, Amazonite Grey and my personal favourite I've seen out on the streets, Ultimate Red.
"Stones of the Goddess: Crystals for the Divine Feminine" is practical guide to working with the stones of the Goddess in which Nicholas Pearson explores more than 100 gemstones and crystals strongly connected with the energies of the Divine Feminine, including old favorites like amazonite, amethyst, geodes, and carnelian (also known as the blood of Isis), alongside newer and more unusual stones such as sakura ishi, yeh ming zhu, and Lemurian seed crystals.
Floors are finished in marble and amazonite whilst custom furnishings inspired by Tiffany's milestone celebrations fill the space, including a framed portrait of the legendary actress Audrey Hepburn.
Thoughtfully created using principles of numerology and crystal properties, the Pure Energy Bracelet Set will wrap you with amazonite, quartz crystal, and tourmalinated quartz.
Offered in four distinctive colours Emerald Crystal, Amazonite Grey, Nera Black and Pearlescent White, the 5008 SUV is currently on display in showrooms nationwide.
Glittering strands of beads and overflowing tubs of smoky quartz, moonstone and amazonite gems delighted patrons of the three-day Gem Faire.
Subsequently, CIs were also found in the Keketuohai, Kelumute, and Kuwei pegmatites located in Altay, Xinjiang, China [5-7], the Jiajika LiBe-Nb-Ta pegmatite deposit, western Sichuan, China [8], the Ehrenfriedersdorf Sn-W pegmatite deposit, Germany [9], the Orlovka amazonite granite, East Transbaikalia, Russia [10], and the Borborema Pegmatite Province, northeastern Brazil [11].
Amazonite bead NECKLACE, $49; Neilson's Department Store, 119 Courthouse Square, Oxford, 662.234.1161,
All attending celebrities, select press and media, and other VIPs will receive Aunt Kitty's Design amazonite bracelet combo in their swag bags.
The Garamantes had many other items to trade with their southern neighbours including foodstuffs, salt, textiles and beadwork in ostrich eggshell, carnelian, amazonite and glass.
Amazonite: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry and Typomorphism By Mikhail Ostrooumov, 2015.