Yes, amazonite can go in water, though it is not recommended that you soak your amazonite for extended periods of time.
In this article, you’ll learn more about putting your amazonite in water, and about the stone in general.
Can Amazonite Go In Water? (EXPLAINED)
Amazonite is a hard crystal with silicate crystal properties.
It is about 6 on the Moh’s hardness scale, which puts it just over the threshold for stones that really shouldn’t go in water versus the stones that can probably handle it at least a bit.
As a result of its hardness, this material tends to handle submersion in water for cleaning or other purposes without drama.
That being said, please be aware that extensive soaking of any material (even hard ones on the upper end of the Moh’s scale) can lead to damage over time.
Repeated water baths (with or without salt) can damage the exterior finish of the stone, making the stone appear full, lack luster, or even a different color.
Water can also encourage the growth or expansion of small fissures in the material, which can lead to future instability (and unexplained breakage).
Amazonite is a green mineral and one of the potassium feldspar varieties of crystal.
It should not be used in drinking water as soaking the stone in water has the potential to leach minerals that you wouldn’t want to consume with your water.
Can Amazonite Go In Regular Water Or Salt Water?
As noted above, amazonite can handle being placed in water, so long as you understand the potential risks to the material.
People commonly place it in bath water to promote healing or relaxation.
Salt water soaking is often used to cleanse the stone metaphysically.
We take the position that dry salt is better than salt water for cleansing, and we certainly wouldn’t use salt water for physical cleaning.
Salt water baths can be more damaging that tap water as the salt can encourage cracking.
If you are wanting to do a salt water bath, we recommend against extended soaking.
How to Clean An Amazonite Crystal?
Amazonite can be dipped or rinsed in water and buffed to clean it up without concerns about damage.
After getting the material wet, rub it dry and let it dry in in the open air before storing it, making sure to flip it over.
If the stone is extremely dirty, dish soap or laundry soap can be used to clean up the material if water and buffing with a sponge or cloth can’t get the job done.
History of the Stone and Mining
It was used in Egypt to create jewelry, and they discovered it in bead form and in King Tut’s tomb.
It was used on the gold mask that he wore on his face.
In South America it was used to make costume jewelry. It was believed to be used to make shields for certain tribes too.
Some cultures believed it had medical and healing properties. It is mined in certain countries around the world but originally started in Russia.
The Unique Color Green
Some believed the color came from copper and others believe it comes from the water and lead in stone.
With many tests performed by scientists, the conclusion is that many factors contribute to the amazing color.
It has streaks of white in it too, with a spider-like design and seems to be lit up from the inside because it shines so brightly.
Amazonite is a very attractive crystal and stone.
Ways the Stone Is Used By Consumers
It was used as a decorative item on buildings in Egypt and for funeral text or inscriptions.
It was believed to heal wounds and illnesses.
The stone was believed to bring clarity to jumbled thoughts and relieve stress.
The stone has been used to help improve life and improve your chances of success in the world.
It is known to promote physical healing for athletes with physical injuries and muscle spasms.
It is credited with healing pain, rashes, and acne. It is used to promote hair growth and make users look younger, according to folklore.
The stone is believed to bring emotional healing to those that own the crystal or wear the jewelry made of it.
It is not used to make much jewelry because it is a hard stone to find large quantities of.
It is often used by custom-made jewelers that create unique, innovative designs.
It is used in the craft and gemstone market.
You will find it at a gem and mineral shows, rock collecting shops, or an online craft store.
It is a popular item in the New Age Market as crystals used to heal physical and mental energies for customers.
It does break and often jewelry is set in bezels.
Mineral Stones and Geographic Locations to Find Them
Amazonite can be found in crystal clusters in some locations in Teller County, Colorado.
This area is known to have these crystal clusters with smoky quartz crystals.
They sell large crystals for huge sums and smaller ones for more affordable prices.
It can be found with other minerals and some collectors try to find crystals with these other minerals. It is mined in small deposits in many parts of the world.
You will find it in Brazil, Australia, Canada, Norway, Poland, and Sweden.
They are found in veins and other cavities.
These areas are underground where mineral crystals can grow easily.
Where to Find Amazonite in Colorado
Rock collectors can dig for Amazonite in Devils Head, a great hiking path and place to dig for these rocks until snow covers the ground.
Pikes Peak is another area you can dig for Amazonite around the mountains.
Pinnacle 5 Minerals is another site you can dig for this stone or mineral.
You should check with gem and rock collecting groups to find locations and shops that sell the stone and make it into jewelry or crystals.
They may even have businesses that will show beginners how to dig and what they need to do this. Check gem, rock and other collecting clubs in Colorado and the state you live in to find out more.