Healing Properties of Aventurine
Green aventurine is known as the “Lucky Talisman” or “Stone of Opportunity” for its good luck properties. Its deeper purpose is help you release old habits and patterns so you are ready for new opportunities and growth and can move forward with confidence.
Aventurine as a Gemstone
About the Stone
Aventurine is a member of the quartz family, along with carnelian, amethyst, and citrine. It is commonly found in a forest green color, but can also be found in orange, yellow, brown, gray, and blue.
Aventurine can be recognized by the flecks of mineral inclusions that give it a sparkly look. Because of this, aventurine is sometimes mistaken for goldstone, which is a man-made sparkly glass material. Side by side, goldstone’s flecks look unnaturally uniform compared to aventurine.
Aventurine sits at a 6.5 on the Mohs Scale. Aventurine’s name comes from Italian, “A Ventura”, meaning “by chance”.
Aventurine is found in many places in the world such as Brazil, China, Japan, Russia, Tanzania, and the United States. Green Aventurine is most commonly found in India, while Chile, Spain, and Russia account from good quality white, gray, orange, and gray material.
Aventurine in Jewelry
Aventurine is a common and inexpensive gemstone that is available in many different shapes and styles.
Aventurine is the star sign for Libra, and the planetary stone for Taurus. It is also the gemstone for your 8th year of marriage.