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Watz the quality of Amazonite ?

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Asked by seema arora, 05 Mar '10 06:54 pm
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Amazonite is sourced from USA, Russia, Canada, Brazil, India, Mozambique, Namibia, Austria. Its commonly available.

Color: Amazonite varies in color from yellow-green to blue-green and may also exhibit fine white streaks.

Description: KAlSi3O8 Amazonite is a gemstone variety of green microcline, a feldspar mineral. It is usually opaque and therefore is cut en cabochon (with a rounded and convex polished surface).

The name's origin: Although its name is derived from the Amazon River, no deposits have been found there.

Care and treatment: As with all gemstones, care should be taken to protect amazonite from scratches and sharp blows. Store amazonites in separate boxes.
Answered by Kavita Prsd, 08 Mar '10 02:43 am

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