Published on 04-29-2015 11:38 AM
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At left is one of the most amazingly beautiful gemstones, that is both abundant and affordable. Although named for the Amazon River, according to most sources it is not found anywhere near there. According to the book Exotic Gems by Renée Newman, GG (International Jewelry Publications, 2010, pp 134), one explanation says that it is named for Amazon warrior women from Greek mythology. That sounds pretty good to us so we are going with that one. The others seem far too scientific or historical to be much fun. Somehow warrior women roaming the Amazon River seems more romantic....at least to some of us with rather vivid imaginations and time to day dream. Warrior women, beautiful gemstone, important revenue stream for jewelers. Yep, we think this gemstone is just Amazing Amazonite!