Legends say that some of the Scythian women rubbed their breasts a powder made of green stone, which delayed its growth. Not by chance amazonite jewelry found during excavations of Scythian burial mounds in those places where the descriptions of Herodotus and Pliny the Amazons lived.
WHAT IS AMAZONITE MEANING
Ancient myths say that the leader of the Amazons Hippolyta’s belt was made of green stones. Perhaps it was just amazonite. Anyway, according to the testimony of ancient historians, was mined “Amazon stone” though in Riphaeus mountains. It used to be called the Urals, where amazonite stone actually available.
The name of this amazing mineral was out of confusion. Historians claim that the first “Amazon stone” in 1783, doctor Romeu de Lille has called several green pebbles brought from the Amazon Basin. Later, in 1847, A. Breygaut proposed for Amazon stone more succinct name – «amazonite». He is known as a “Colorado” and as “Amazonian” jade, amazonite although in the modern understanding of this mineral in the Amazon basin is not found.
Deposits of amazonite gems are also on the Kola peninsula, Central Asia, Ukraine, Brazil, Egypt, India, Canada, Mongolia, Norway, USA and in South Africa.
Green or bluish-green with whitish feldspar silky shimmer, which is now called amazonite gemstone, were known to people since ancient times. On the territory of Ethiopia and Egypt amazonite copy already existed for several thousand years BC. Among the treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb were necklaces, amulets, earrings and rings of amazonite in a silver frame.
Amazonite – a great inexpensive collector’s gemstone. Since ancient times in Egypt, Central America and in China it made all kinds amazonite jewelry: necklaces, earrings, rings and amulets. Thin translucent plates of amazonite sometimes used to create stained glass and decorative lamps.
AMAZONITE HEALING PROPERTIES
Amazonite is a stone of courage and devotion. Bright-green amazonite creates a good mood, relieves anxiety and uncertainty. It is believed that amazonite jewellery help to strengthen family relationship and build a strong family. They attract money and are able to inspire older people to impulses of youth.
Mystics handing pieces of amazonite under a “magic altar” to give it special properties. Not by accident is that amazonite properties enhances the propensity for visions.
Lithotherapists claim that massage using balls of amazonite healing nervous fatigue and strengthen the heart muscle. In Arabia believed that jewelry with amazonite protects the wearer from sunstroke and headaches. It is believed that amazonite beads are able to rejuvenate skin and improve its color.
Amazonite amulet leads in harmony with the activities of all energy centers, particularly affecting the heart and throat chakra. Amazonite helps with arthritis, rheumatism, and osteochondrosis of the cervical spine. To healing these ills be useful amazonite necklace or massaging areas of the body piece of amazonite
Amulets of amazonite is not recommended to wear those born under the sign of Scorpio.