Amazonite ‘stone of hope’ is a translucent to opaque gemstone – the greenish variety of the mineral microcline. Amazonite is named after the amazon river of south america, presumably named to its resemblance in color to the green of the tropical rainforest. Amazonite is the stone of truth, honor, communication, integrity, hope, and trust. It is said to enhance intuition, psychic powers, creativity, intellect and psychic ability. It is noted mystically to lessen stress and self-defeating behaviors by calming and building self-esteem. Amazonite is also said to assist with peacefully making the transition out of this life – jewelry made from this stone was found in the tomb of the egyptian pharaoh, king tutankhamun.