I am an Independent Studio Jeweler and have an Associates of Fine Arts. I specialize in hand-crafted, historically inspired, one-of-a-kind jewelry using a variety of techniques, including, but not limited to: chainmaille, wire-work, metalsmithing, and Steampunk. Each ring has been coiled, cut, and woven by hand with many clasps also being handmade.
Amazonite is a gorgeous stone. It's a bluish-green stone and is a type of Feldspar. It has sometimes been referred to as "Pikes Peak jade" although it has not relation to jade. Although it is named after the Amazon river, no Amazonite has ever been found there, so it's name is likely based simply on its colour. It's a fairly soft stone, only a 6-6.5 in hardness, and so is easy carved. It should never be heated as it may crack and possibly lose colour.
Newman GG, Renee. Gemstone Buying Guide. Los Angeles: International Jewelry Publications, 2005