Aventurine Jewelry

Aventurine is a very sweet inexpensive stone. It's claim to fame is having inclusions that look like sparkles. If you buy extremely high quality aventurine (without the inclusions), it looks like emerald.

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Aventurine Facts

    This form of Cryptocrystaline Quartz contains inclusions of small crystals that reflect light and give a range of colors - depending on the nature of the inclusion. Hence aventurine may be green, greenish-brown, blueish-white, bluish green and orange. Aventurine has a hardness rating of 7.

    Aventurine has been confused with amazonite and jade. Dark green Aventurine generally has inclusions (due to green fuchsite mica and perhaps a bit of pyrite) which creates a speckled appearance. This is an easy identifying factor often called aventurescence.

    If a color is not stated with the word aventurine, it is usually assumed to be green.

    Derived from the Italian word "per avventura" (by chance), is mostly opaque to translucent with fleck of mica. Aventurine is a combination of two gems named plagioclase feldspar and the other is quartz.

    Translucent Aventurine often fades in the sun.

    Aventurine is found in Brazil, India, Japan, Russia, Tanzania, and USA.

Birthstone Months with Aventurine

  • Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Planetary Stone

  Anniversary Gemstone for Aventurine

 
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Mystical Properties

    Though not meant to replace traditional medical treatment, Aventurine is used for physical healing. It is said to be used to strengthen the body.

    There was a custom of assigning various saints with a specific gem for use in talismans. The name Andrew (ie. patron Saint Andrew) is associated with Aventurine.

    Aventurine has been considered a very lucky stone. Gamblers have been known carry an aventurine talisman.

Aventurine Jokes

    Smiley What is the playful green stone's favorite activity?

      Aventurine.


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