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
Source: USA, Brazil and oth
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.
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