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Thursday, 2 January 2014

The Gemstone Series: Collecting AMAZONITE

Amazonite is a green variety of feldspar whose name comes from the Amazon river. It is a rare mineral that sometimes has even been used as a gemstone given its striking colour once polished.

Amazonite, diamond, ruby, demantoid-garnet and gold snake brooch, c.1870; the coiled snake is a symbol of eternity

Amazonite Box by BOLIN Moscow, Russia 1899-1908

Amazonite Modernist Parure - French, c.1915

Cartier Art Deco Amazonite necklace, 1925