This rare Gem Amazonite cabochon has fantastic coloring and translucency and Chatoyancy, without the typical white stripes of most Amazonite. The color is an astounding teal color, leaning toward the blue side. This one-of-a-kind treasure would make a gorgeous piece of high end jewelry!
Chatoyant Gem Amazonite Designer Cut Cabochon
43.2 x 26.3 x 5.7mm
I cut this cab by hand and it's been polished to a glossy polish both front and back with slightly beveled bottom edges for easy setting.
Note that all my photos were taken using full spectrum lighting, which does fairly well in replicating natural sunlight. However, almost all cut stones will look best and brightest in direct sunlight.
Amazonite (also known as Amazon stone) is a gem quality form of the mineral feldspar and can be distinguished from other members of this group by its striking bluish green colour. Feldspar is the most abundant group of minerals in the earths crust and it can sometimes be very difficult to distinguish between different forms because the differences between them may be so small that they will only show up under detailed scientific examination. Amazonite is made up of silicon, aluminium, potassium and oxygen and owes its distinctive green color to the additional presence of minute impurities of lead that have become lodged within the body of the amazonite crystals. Amazonite is opaque or slightly translucent with an attractive glassy sheen. Crystals which belong to the triclynic symmetrical system often have stripes (striations) running along their faces and are often found growing into each other, a phenomenon known as twinning. Amazonite was named after the Amazon river. However, prior to being classified as "amazonite", it was used extensively by the Egyptians, so it was well-known in the ancient world, although not as "amazonite".
Brazilian legend holds that the Amazons gave this green stone to travelers who visited them, but many believe that if this legend is true, it may have been nephrite (jade) rather than amazonite. Metaphysically, it has been reputed to have soothing qualities, eliminate aggravation and dispell negative energy, sooth all chakras; align and balance the physical and etheric bodies; balance male and female energies; dissipate energy blockages; balances metabolism; and help in the areas of calcium deficiency, osteoporosis, tooth decay and muscle spasms.
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