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Overview:The name aventurine comes from the Italian "a ventura," which means "by chance". Aventurine is a translucent to opaque variety of microcrystalline quartz. It contains small inclusions of shiny minerals which give the stone a sparkling effect known as aventurescence.

Usage: Aventurine has been used as a lucky talisman and is a popular stone for gamblers. Aventurine has a stabilizing effect on the emotions. It helps align physical, emotional and auric bodies. It is a stone for leaders, for protectors and counselors.

Aventurine is helpful in the treatment of fevers, inflammation, nervous system stress and migraines, eye ailments, blood pressure abnormalities, hypertension and urogenital disorders. It will amplify your ability to focus and find creative solutions.

Physical Properties:


aventurine birthstone

Green, bluish–white, bluish green and orange.
Specific Gravity
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An ancient legend from Tibet tells of Aventurines' use to help nearsightedness and to improve

the wearer's creativity. Sometime during the 18th century, Venetian glass workers were preparing molten

glass when copper filings accidentally fell into the batch producing a glass with sparkles.This came to be called as Aventurine.


India, Chile, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Austria, and Tanzania produce Aventurine..

Sign of Aventurine:Taurus