What color is it?: Blue/Green as shown above
What is the story behind this gemstone?: A member of the feldspar family that makes nice looking cabochon gemstones and beads.
Can I wear it everyday?: Yes, very long wearing.
Is it expensive?: No.
Is it a birthstone?: No.
What do I need to know before going shopping?: You will not see amazonite very often in the current market. It makes some very pleasing jewelry items but is kind of hard to find.
Source: USA, Brazil and others
Chemical: K(AlSi3O8) potassium feldspar
Formation: Igneous rocks
Crystal System: Triclinic
Unusual Properties: None.
RI: 1.522 – 1.530
Optic Character: B- (rarely, if ever, crystalline)
Specific Gravity: 2.57 + –
Hardness: 6 1/2
Special Identifying Properties and Tests: None
Imitations: Occasionally confused with jade.
Gemological information on this page has been provided by the
International School of Gemology.