Amazonite Nuggets Gemstone Features:
Bead, amazonite (natural). Sold per 16-inch strand.
The pastel aqua blue color of amazonite is stunning when arranged with generous sized sterling silver beads and findings.
What is Amazonite?
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.
Amazonite is a mineral of limited occurrence. Formerly it was obtained almost exclusively from the area of Miass in the Ilmen mountains, 50 miles southwest of Chelyabinsk, Russia, where it occurs in granitic rocks. More recently, high-quality crystals have been obtained from Pike's Peak, Colorado, where it is found associated with smoky quartz, orthoclase, and albite in a coarse granite or pegmatite. Crystal Peak, Teller County, Colorado is a well-known locality for crystals of amazonite. Some other localities in the United States yield amazonite, and it is also found in pegmatite in Madagascar.
Because of its bright green colour when polished, amazonite is sometimes cut and used as a gemstone, although it is easily fractured. For many years, the source of amazonite's color was a mystery. Naturally, many people assumed the color was due to copper because copper compounds often have blue and green colors. More recent studies suggest that the blue-green color results from small quantities of lead and water in the feldspar. (Hoffmeister and Rossman, 1985)
ABOUT Our Amazonite: -
Shape: Bead (round in shape with a small hole in the center)
No of beads: 200 - 240 beads on a string
Length: 16 inches long
Nuggets beads are common in freakers and fashion lovers. Nuggets beads are weared very casually by girls.