Amazonite is a form of Feldspar and is usually pale teal, but can be blue green, yellow green or turquoise blue. The depth of the colour is determined by the level of lead in the stone. It has a Mohs Hardness of 6-6.5 with a triclinic crystal structure. It is mined in Australia, Madagascar, Russia, Namibia, India, Canada & Brazil. It is generally sold untreated.
It is associated with Uranus/Earth and is the stone of Aquarians, although it represents the astrological sign of Virgo.
It is said to be an energy filter; to work on calming all chakras, particularly the Heart and Throat chakras and to bring clarity of mind. It is said to help with lung, chest and throat problems and health problems in the nervous system.