I have another love. Amazonite. It's similar to turquoise but more translucent and a bit brighter, really similar to an opaque emerald. I made a necklace a few years ago for my dear friend Shelley when she turned forty.....long hand knotted necklace of faceted carnelian beads with a gorgeous amazonite pendant. Since then, I haven't seen many amazonite pieces that caught my eye until this last bead show in Santa Barbara. They had sweet little smooth briolettes... perfect drops for my Afghani pendants. I just finished a necklace and before I could list it on Etsy, my friend Jenny snatched it up today, her first PK Studios purchase. Thanks Jenny! I'll just have to make another.
Here is a little peek at her purchase.
"Amazonite is a stone of harmony, both within the self and among people. It is a truth-teller and a peacemaker, assisting one in communicating one´s true thought and feelings without over-emotionalism. This is the first step towards both inner and outer peace. The second step is activated by Amazonite´s awakening of compassion through stimulation of the heart chakra. Once one has expressed one´s truth, it is necessary to assume the other person’s point of view in order to achieve harmony, and Amazonite facilitates this. A similar process operates within oneself, as the competing factions of one´s personality with their separate motivations and desires come to awareness through self-examination. Sleeping with Amazonite can bring these inner components into focus through the symbolism of dreams. Meditation with amazonite makes everything more conscious, so one can listen to and integrate all aspects of the self. Because it is a stone of truth, one can thrust the visions, dreams and institutions that surface while working with Amazonite.
Amazonite can also empower us in a manifesting our dreams and desires. It is a magnifier of our intentions, and because it works through the throat chakra, these intentions must be spoken aloud. Holding an Amazonite while forcefully affirming aloud what one wishes to create can powerfully enhance one´s ability to bring it into being. The power of the spoken word is a great mystical thing-remember that Genesis affirms that the Universe was brought into being by the word of God. Amazonite teaches us to speak the truth and to make what we speak come true.
For throat chakra activation and enhancement of communication, Amazonite works well in combination with Aquamarine, Ajoite, Larimar, Aqua aura Quartz, Chrysocolla and Turquoise. For deepening insight into truth, adding Moldavite, Phenacite and/or Nuummite inner journeys to alternate realities, as well as the information and insights acquired there."
From: "The Book of Stones", Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian