Aventurine is a gemstone variety of quartz characterized by its translucency and sparkly metallic inclusions. Aventurine is a type of quartz frequently used for carvings and cabochons. Aventurine is mainly dark green sometimes with a glittery metallic appearance caused by included green mica. Deposits are found in Brazil, India, Austria, Russia and Tanzania.
What are some of the properties of aventurine gemstones
Aventurine typically ranges from light- to dark-green in color. Aventurine's color is caused by trace elements of fuchsite in otherwise colorless quartz. Aventurine is a 7 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Aventurine is known to be a stone of luck and has many beliefes associated with its ability to heal. Pure green aventurine has the most potent healing energy. Many believe that it can calm a troubled spirit and bring about inner peace. This stone is also said to relieve anxiety and intense emotion, so it is essentially assisting one in obtaining a peaceful state of mind.
What are good ways to use aventurine gemstones
This Mohs rating is quite high meaning Aventurine is suitable for numerous jewelry applications and incredibly hard and durable. It is usually cut into beads and cabochons and is great in any beaded or stranded types of jewelry including necklaces, bracelets and ornamental carvings.