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Aventurine

A stroke of luck! Back in the 1700s, a glassworker on the Venetian island of Murano accidently knocked some copper filings into the molten glass he was working on. The result was a deep green crystal with random iridescent sparkles.

This product gained great acclaim when used to make jewelry and given the name 'aventurine' which means 'by chance' or 'by luck'. Later on, a natural stone was discovered in India that looked very similar so it was given the same name.

Aventurine Colors

Natural Aventurine is most commonly green but can be found in yellow, orange, pink, red and brown tones. It can also have patterns and patches of color as well as banding and the better examples will have glittery metallic flecks of mica.

Read more about gemstones colors here

Aventurine Species

Aventurine is a type of quartz or, more properly a quartzite, which contains fragments of other elements such as fuchsite, mica and hematite.

What are the spiritual benefits of Aventurine?

As befitting its name, aventurine is considered the luckiest of all gemstones and has the nickname 'the Stone of Opportunity'.

Its other virtues include:

  • Encourages personal growth
  • Creativity and motivation
  • Optimism and confidence
  • Perseverence

See our detailed article on gemstone meaning and uses

Aventurine and the Chakras

As a predominantly green gemstone, aventurine will be most beneficial to the Heart Chakra which deals with aspects such as jealousy, intolerance, hysteria, love, relationships.

Find more details on Chakra gemstones here

Aventurine Price

Aventurine is a very affordable gemstone and good examples with deep green colors can be bought for just a few dollars per carat - even the large sizes.

Aventurine Treatments

Aventurine is generally an untreated gemstone - just cut and polished into beautiful cabochon gemstones. If you come across aventurine with any startling vivid or unnatural looking colors then they have probably been dyed.

Aventurine History

Aventurine has a long history of use in Asia, where it was often used as a substitute for jade. Tibetans believed it improved eyesight and used aventurine gemstones for eyes in religious statues to help with prophetic visions.

Where is Aventurine found?

The biggest producer of aventurine is probably still India but Brazil, Russia and Tanzania are also well-known sources.

What jewelry is Aventurine suitable for?

Aventurine is rated at 7 on Mohs hardness scale which makes it strong enough for all jewelry items including daily wear pieces.

The odd-shaped large cabochons are ideal for eye-catching pendants and brooches and they can also be found in matching pairs for dramatic earrings.

Aventurine is also ideal for hobby jewelry makers because of the big sizes and affordability.

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