Amazonite

In memory of the legend of the Amazons the name was given to this green stone that, according to early explorers, the women of a tribe in northern Brazil offered to the men of a neighboring tribe. The region itself was named Amazonia. Amazonite is used to make necklace balls and cabochons for jewelry.

It comes mainly from Brazil, Madagascar, India, USA and Russia. Amazonite has a hardness of 6, -.5 on the Moshs scale. And don't forget, all stones are fragile! even diamond....