Amazonite cabochons are a teal green variety of microcline feldspar.
These designer cabochons often have a chatoyancy or shimmer to them.
Amazonite's blue/green or teal green color is a result of lead and water in the feldspar.
This semi precious gemstone material came from pegmatite in Russia.
This material is called Amazonite for the Amazon River in Brazil. Though this material is not found in that area and it is assumed it was named for its resemblance to the color of the rain forest.
Amazonite has been around for more than 2000 years, documented by archaeological finds in Egypt and Mesopotamia. An Amazonite ring was found in King Tut's tomb, It is believed to be the third stone in the breastplate of Moses.
Amazonite has a 6 to 6.5 hardness.
Metaphysical Properties of Amazonite: Amazonite is said to assist in gaining self knowledge and in defining one's core beliefs and values.