*Amazonite beads
*Vermeil and gold filled beads and findings
*Earrings have 14k gold posts and ear nuts (contact me for clips)
*Signed, numbered, dated

Length:  17.5" - 223"
Weight:  2 oz (56 gm)

Earring drop length:  1.5" (3cm)
Earring weight:  2 gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

Item #517 - SOLD

Amazonite Necklace and Earrings

Amazonite Set
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This is very nice amazonite, with luscious color and beautiful polish. The stones are slightly graduated as you can see and appear to be hand cut and therefore slightly irregular so each one has a unique personality. Melody says Amazonite is soothing and eliminates aggravation, and I think this is obvious to anyone who picks up this necklace. The color is completely mesmerizing! It is very easy to dive into their tropical lagoon color and forget everything else.

The Book of Stones gives some fascinating history of this stone, including the fact that the seventh chapter of the Egyptian Book of the Dead was engraved on amazonite. It may have been the third stone in the breastplate of Moses. It takes its name from the Amazon River as you would expect, but it also occurs in Colorado, Virginia, India, Madagascar and Russia. Because it is a blue (throat chakra) green (heart chakra) color, it is associated with heart-felt communication. Ahsian also mentions it assists one to set appropriate limits and boundaries. It is so interesting to read Dr. Pough's comments along with the metaphysical attributes. He describes "amazonstone" as a variety of microcline, the only bright green feldspar. His language is as magical in its way as Ahsian's though their disciplines could not be more disparate. He mentions for example that when microcline is not green, "it is distinguished from orthoclase of granite in thin sections by a sort of Scottish plaid pattern under crossed Nicol prisms...[It is] distinguished from determinedly triclinic plagioclases by a lack of twin striations on the prominent cleavage faces." It is hard for me to wrap my head around the sheer volume of information he carried with him about the minute details of the structure of what most of us would simply label as "rocks." Perhaps you remember his utterly delightful articles in Lapidary Journal. What a treasure he was!

To get back to this set, please note that because the stones are drilled through the center, they will twirl around a bit as you wear it. I hope you will order this set today and let it take you on a mini vacation every time you wear it.