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5 fun facts about Aventurine quartz crystal

Updated: Oct 10, 2021

Here you will find five interesting fun facts about Aventurine; its origin, healing properties, meaning and benefits, the mythology behind the stone and Aventurine as a birthstone.


1. THE NATURAL STONE


Aventurine is a type of quartz crystal. What sets it apart from other quartz crystals is that it’s covered in tiny inclusions which create a glittering surface called aventurescence. Its aventurescent sheen is caused by inclusions of hematite, mica, or goethite flecks that often give it a sparkly speckled appearance. Aventurine is actually named after the famous aventurine glass of Italy which mimics the glittering appearance of the naturally occurring mineral.

Aventurine has been in use for millennia and the ancient Greeks described it as ‘having stars shining from within it’ and were prone to wear it as decorative jewellery. Archaeological finds have also discovered ancient axe heads made from aventurine.

Aventurine is most commonly green, however, it is also found in yellow, orange, red to reddish-brown, blue, dusty purple and silver grey. It is mostly translucent and often banded with different hues, representing the layers of the personality that it can help peel back.


Aventurine quartz crystals have largely been found in Brazil, India, Nepal, Italy, China, Tibet, and Russia.



2. HEALING PROPERTIES


Aventurine is a very popular gemstone in the world of crystals due to its healing properties.


It is important to protect yourself from the negativity of other people. Aventurine helps shield from negative energy, reduces anxiety, anger and high tempers. Green Aventurine is known to work directly with the heart chakra. It is a stone of healing and forgiveness. Green Aventurine is known to attract luck and prosperity. It is sometimes referred to as “the gambler’s stone”, or the “stone of opportunity”. Aventurine is profoundly grounding. One of the least known properties of this mineral is its ability to settle feelings of nausea. Lastly, this gemstone is one of the best for increasing confidence levels.



3. MEANING AND BENEFITS


Aventurine is sometimes called a ‘gamblers crystal’ as it’s thought to bring good luck or/and the ‘crystal of Venus’ as it’s thought to bring love and fidelity.

Some of the benefits of Aventurine include; protection against negative energy, gentle growth, clarity, confidence, helps find solutions to ongoing problems, boosts energy, fosters a sense of well-being, lifts emotions, helps attract money and success sparks the imagination, an aid for bringing friendships, great when meditating as it helps find independence, used in spells to seek justice or to remove something unwanted from life. It makes an excellent jewellery choice if you need to keep it on you at all times.



Silevr ring with green Aventurine gemstones on hand holding glass
Peas in a Pod Adjustable Ring

4. MYTHOLOGY


In Chinese mythology, this special gemstone honours Kuan-Yin, the Chinese Goddess of compassion and mercy. She is one of the most admired of the Chinese goddesses and is regarded by many as the protector of women and children. With this in mind, Aventurine is often given to pregnant women to encourage the precious, eternal bond that exists between mothers and children.

Green Aventurine advocates non-judgement and acceptance of others and it also shows us that we all have different levels to our souls.

It can also help aid the release of unhealthy relationships and it reminds us that we’re all children of the universe – each of us beautifully unique and individual no matter our difference.




5. BIRTHSTONE


In Western astrology, Aventurine is the birthstone of people born in the zodiac sign of Virgo between August 23 and September 22. Aventurine utilises wood energy and hence it is good for nourishment, expansion and growth. Green Aventurine is capable of absorbing environmental pollution and negative energy.


In Ayurvedic (Hindu) astrology, Green Aventurine is a Libra birthstone. It can help Libra individuals to enhance their willpower and keep negative emotions under control. As Libras are often very indecisive in their actions, Green Aventurine can inspire some clear-cut sense of purpose in them.


In the Mystical birthstone chart, Aventurine is a mystical birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Cancer. People born in this sign are usually very susceptible and sensitive, therefore because of the ability of this stone to drive out fear and anxiety, it is what makes it so suitable for them.



You have now learned five fun facts about Aventurine. At Gaia Nature Inspired Jewellery we have a collection of beautiful gemstones set in quirky sterling silver jewellery pieces to carry around with you, whether it is for protection against negative energy, for luck or to boost your energy. Check out our website for other gemstones too.



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