10mm 16-18″ and 24″ lengths
Each Gemstone Necklace is available with Sterling Silver bead between each gemstone bead. (Silver beads shown with hematite sample) Add $120 to the price of each knotted necklace if you would like silver bead and gemstone necklace.
These light green and earthtone beads are a useful addition to both casual and formal wardrobes. It coordinates well with white as well as contrasting darker colors. Each strand is hand-knotted between every bead, making it so that the beads are secure even if the strand were to break.
Amazonite is a mineral of limited occurrence. Amazonite (sometimes called “Amazon stone”) is a green variety of microcline feldspar. The name is taken from that of the Amazon River, from which certain green stones were formerly obtained, but it is doubtful whether green feldspar occurs in the Amazon area. Read more on Wikipedia.
Amazonite beckons in captivating shades of turquoise-green, promising to soothe the spirit and calm the soul. Its energy is as powerful as the river for which it is named, and as bold as the legendary women warriors with whom it is connected, yet it tempers aggression, tames the irrational, and stills the disquiet. It provides harmony and balance. It is particularly rejuvenating to the Heart and Throat Chakras, enhancing loving communication on all levels. It balances one’s masculine/feminine energies as well as many aspects of the personality.
Amazonite was also worn as jewelry in pre-Columbian South and Central America, and was believed to have adorned the shields of the semi-mythical Amazonians, a formidable tribe of female warriors thought to live in the 10th century B.C. They also used Amazonite medicinally to heal wounds and illnesses of all kinds. The conquistadors prized it for adornment and its ability to be carved into cult objects. Amazonite is named for the Amazon River in Brazil and the lush jungle region surrounding it where the original “green stones” were discovered.