Placeholder obelisk with Amazonite and sterling silver
- • Handmade 100% • Made in Rome, Italy • Material : Sterling Silver, Amazonite • Height : 11 cm (4.3 Inches)
This sterling silver and red porphyry obelisk is one of a group of 12, which can also be purchased individually. They can be placed on the table as a placeholder, after writing the name of the various diners on a card that will be inserted behind the silver triangle Amazonite, also known as Amazonstone, is a green tectosilicate mineral, a variety of the potassium feldspar called microcline. Its chemical formula is which is polymorphic to orthoclase. Its name is taken from that of the Amazon River, from which green stones were formerly obtained, though it is unknown whether those stones were amazonite. Although it has been used for[clarification needed] over two thousand years, as attested by archaeological finds in Egypt and Mesopotamia, no ancient or medieval authority mentions it. It was first described as a distinct mineral only in the 18th century. Green and greenish-blue varieties of potassium feldspars which are predominantly triclinic are designated as amazonite.It has been described as a "beautiful crystallized variety of a bright verdigris-green" and as possessing a "lively green colour." It is cut and used as a gemstone.