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Aventurine



Name:

Aventurine derives its name from Italian - per avventura - by chance

Description:

Aventurine is composed of two gem minerals, one is plagioclase feldspar and the other is quartz. Both have a sparkling reflection from oriented minute inclusions of mica or hematite, which cause a slight metallic iridescence.

Gemmological Characteristics:

Aventurine is a soft green semi-translucent to mostly opaque stone with mica flecks. Aventurine also comes in silvery, yellow, reddish brown, greenish-brown, bluish green and orange. It contains inclusions of small crystals that reflect light and give a range of colours - depending on the nature of the inclusion.

Gem Folklore

Aventurine is the anniversary gemstone for the 8th year of marriage.

Sourcing:

Aventurine is found in Brazil, India, China, Japan, Russia, Tanzania, and USA. Extensive beds in mica schist occur in the Russian Ural Mountains. Green aventurine, coloured by a chrome mica, has been found in the state of Tamil Nadu (formerly Madras), India, China, and in Rutland (Vermont).
Holistic Properties:

Aventurine attracts wealth and abundance through opportunity, and also releases anxiety and fear, boosts tranquillity, promotes decisiveness and leadership skills.

A great gemstone for leaders of any sort and business persons, helping one make correct decisions by allowing you to see alternatives and potentials and leaving you in a anxiety free and stress free state. It has excellent protective shield against psychic vampires.

Metaphysical healers used aventurine not just for the emotional and mental healing aventurine is known for but also for it's ability to bring down a fever, relieve stress from all over the nervous system, heal migraines, aid in healing eye ailments, normalize high blood pressure and soothe and heal Urinary tract disorders.

History:

For many centuries aventurine is used for jewellery, candelabra, girandoles, pipes, vases and bowls (sometimes very large), and for other ornamental objects. Unique ancient vase made of bright aventurine is displayed in Hermitage, art museum in St. Petersburg (Russia).