Amazonite is a feldspar gem, which comes in a green color. Forest green color tends to be the most valuable; however, Amazonite can be bluish-green or light green as well. Uneven color distribution is also quite common and some stones have white lines mixed in. The transparency of this gemstone can be from translucent to opaque. The origin of Amazonite name is associated with Amazon river in South America. Because there are no known large resources of Amazonite in this region, it is though that the name was given in resemblance to green color that both Amazonite and tropical rainforests here share. Some of the largest deposits of this gemstone are found in countries like Brazil, Russia, India, Ethiopia, USA and others.
Amazonite is not a zodiac stone of any sign; however, it has a strong affinity with Scorpios, Aries and Leo. This particular gemstone is associated with Throat and Heart Chakras. It can help to remove blockages and balance both of these mentioned chakras. If you need to improve communication and be able to express yourself better, Amazonite can be a very beneficial stone for these purposes. Amazonite is also known to be effective in eliminating electromagnetic negativity, which is causes by various electronic devices (cell phones, microwaves and etc.).