Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterised by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence.
The most common colour of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or gray. Chrome-bearing fuchsite (a variety of muscovite mica) is the classic inclusion, and gives a silvery green or blue sheen. Oranges and browns are attributed to hematite or goethite. Because aventurine is a rock, its physical properties vary: its specific gravity may lie between 2.64-2.69 and its hardness is somewhat lower than single-crystal quartz at around 6.5.
Aventurine feldspar or sunstone can be confused with orange and red aventurine quartzite, although the former is generally of a higher transparency. Aventurine is often banded and an overabundance of fuchsite may render it opaque, in which case it may be mistaken for malachite at first glance.
The call aventurine derives from the Italian "a ventura" which means "by using danger". This is an allusion to the lucky discovery of aventurine glass or goldstone sooner or later in the 18th century. Although it changed into recognized first, goldstone is now a not unusual imitation of aventurine and sunstone. Goldstone is prominent visually from the latter two minerals through its coarse flecks of copper, dispersed within the glass in an unnaturally uniform way. It is mostly a golden brown, but will also be determined in blue or inexperienced.
The majority of green and blue-inexperienced aventurine originates in India (in particular in the area of Mysore and Chennai) where it is hired by way of prolific artisans. Creamy white, gray and orange cloth is discovered in Chile, Spain and Russia. Most fabric is carved into beads and collectible figurines with simplest the finer examples usual into cabochons, later being set into jewellery.
Green Aventurine includes a robust connection to Earth and the devic state, supplying a better information and appreciation of nature and its soothing vibrations upon the mind and body. It is an first-rate stone for gridding homes or gardens towards geopathic stress.
Wearing Aventurine also absorbs electromagnetic smog and guards against environmental pollution. Taped to a mobile smartphone, it protects towards its emanations.
Green Aventurine energetically stimulates the physical growth of untimely babies, younger kids and young adults. It will increase universal energy and enhances the intellectual improvement of youngsters suffering with schoolwork and damaging hyperactivity. It assists adults with written work, typing and pc abilties, and is useful to all in overcoming clumsiness.
Aventurine can be made into an elixir to drink or used in ablutions through soaking a stone fragment in demineralized water overnight (we advise the indirect technique). It is extraordinarily useful for combating eczema, rosacea, juvenile zits, and different pores and skin problems.
Aventurine is ideal for soothing brief-tempers or brutal temperaments, and can substantially lessen the effects of domestic strife between spouses.
For the ones searching out love of their mature years, Green Aventurine may be used as a love crystal or introduced to a Heart Chakra format because it encourages love later in life.
|Colour||Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Gray|
|Hardness||6.5 - 7|
|Refractive Index||1.54 - 1.55|
|SG||2.63 - 2.65|
|Transparency||Opaque. May be translucent when backlit on the edges.|
|Mineral Class||Quartz /Chalcedony|