Amazonite derives its name from the Amazon river, and was used extensively by the
people of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and the Sudan. It is also referred to as the "stone
of courage," others believing the stone to be named after the legendary Amazon
women warriors. Amazonite is credited for enhancing creative expression, aligning
astral bodies, giving one a sense of unity with life, and improving self worth. Itís
considered to be a soothing stone that offers confidence and works on the throat
chakra. Amazonite is also called the "hope stone" by many, in the belief that it helps to
inspire confidence and hope.