The color of Amazonite ranges from nearly colorless through
pale aqua to a dark blue-green, even red! Some Amazonites have white
streaks. The color comes from traces of lead, so it's not a stone you want to
catch your kid sucking on (not that any stone is... and yes! - kids have been known to 'taste'
stones). A stone of the Throat Chakra, it is considered, amongst other things, to
have a soothing effect on the emotions and the physical body, to help
communication and creative expression. It is a slightly soft stone, so
don't knock it about; store it away from harder stones (such as
Quartzes, Rubies and Diamonds).