White Amazonite bo•koo™ Drop Pendant

White Amazonite bo•koo™ Drop Pendant

30.00

bo•koo™ Drops are the pièce de résistance of the bo•koo™ collection. With so many styles and choices, bo•koo™ Drops offer you an unlimited amount of looks to your wardrobe!

Each bo•koo™ drop pendant is individually hand double knotted between each White Amazonite bead with 100% Silk thread offering you a choice of 14/20kt gold-filled or 0.925 Sterling Silver hand metal forged micup studios’ artisan bead tips matched to your bo•koo™ clasp selection.

Drop dimensions: 0.5”-1”W x 5”L

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MINERAL COMPOSITION

Amazonite is variety of green microcline feldspar. Followed by the quartz group, feldspars are the most common mineral in the entire world. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as 'Colorado jade' or 'Pikes Peak jade' because of its close resemblance. Despite feldspar's fame to abundance claim, there are only a few varieties of feldspar that are considered to be gemstone quality. The word 'feldspar' originated from the German words, "feld"and "spath", which loosely translates as "rock that contains ore".

Amazonite varies from bright verdigris green to a bluish green to a faded grey, blueish white.

ORIGINS

Amazonite is mined in various locations: the most important deposits are in Colorado, while other locations include Brazil, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Historically a lot of Amazonite available in the market was sourced from Chelyabinsk in Russia, but today very little is mined.

 

LEGENDS AND LORE

Amazonite rock was treasured by the people of pre-Columbian South and Central America. The pale green mineral rock is believed to have been treasured as far back as the 10th century BC. According to legend, the warrior women of the ancient Amazon tribe in Brazil used amazonite stones to adorn their shields, cure illnesses and heal wounds, uses that are all at the heart of amazonite stone meaning. It is believed they gave a piece of amazonite rock to the men who visited them.

Conquistadors adorned themselves in amazonite gemstones. They also appreciated how easy it was to carve the pale green mineral rock into various shapes.

Ancient Egyptians carved Chapter Seven, The Judgment of Osiris, of the Book of the Dead onto slabs of amazonite rock and adorned themselves in jewelry made from amazonite stones. They believed amazonite stones were a symbol of fertility and good luck. They carved amazonite stones into amulets that were thought to strengthen one's reproductive abilities, one of the amazonite benefits at the root of amazonite meaning. A scarab ring and a number of other objects carved from green amazonite were found with the treasures of Tutankhamen.

The third stone adorning the breastplate worn by the Jewish High Priest is believed to have been an amazonite gemstone.

Even though Amazonite is not a birthstone in the traditional or modern birthstone chart, it can be associated with the Zodiac sign of Virgo.