amazonite

noun
am·​a·​zon·​ite | \ ˈa-mə-zə-ˌnīt How to pronounce amazonite (audio) \

Definition of amazonite

: an apple-green or bluish-green variety of microcline

Examples of amazonite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here: the Magnitude necklace with 107-plus carats of Mozambique ruby beads mixed with cabochon rubies, watercolor tourmalines, turquoise amazonites, onyx, and diamonds. Vogue, "Haute Couture Jewelry Report: A New Generation Alights," 9 July 2019 And, as always, an Atlantic necklace in amazonite for me. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "One of Kate Middleton's Favorite Jewelers Just Opened a New Boutique," 11 July 2019 But the big draw to Morefield’s is its amazonite—the mine sits on a deposit of the green stuff more abundant than anywhere else in the country. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Where to Find Your Own Crystals in the Wilds of the United States," 30 Mar. 2018 The décor there reflects the tension of luxury that so delights Krakoff: A wall of bluish amazonite stone references the brand’s famous shade. Christina Binkley, WSJ, "The Secret Inside Tiffany’s Blue Box: Reed Krakoff," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of amazonite

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amazonite

Amazon River

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“Amazonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amazonite. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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