Aventurine Gemstone

Aventurine Gemstone


Aventurine gets its name from the Italian word "aventura"--by chance, risk or luck. Its name is tied to the creation of gold stone, and the name for the man made material was transferred to the natural material once the gemstone was identified.

Centuries ago Tibetans decorated their statues with the stone call aventurine, used most often in the eyes, so each shimmer of light increased the statue's visionary powers. Until the 19th Century, aventurine was called the "stone of the Amazons," as the deposits in Brazil were thought to have supplied the jewels of Amazon warrior queens.

Raw Green Aventurine

Aventurine has a number of by names and trade names, including aventurine, aventurine quartz and Indian "jade." Besides being used for beads and jewelry-making, aventurine is also carved into ornamental or décor pieces such as bowls, vases and statuettes. It has occasionally appeared in landscaping and as building material for monuments.

Wire-wrapped Aventurine Necklace
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The name Aventurine has been used by Venetian glass makers, credit card processing companies, video game developers and even private equity firms.


Though there isn't a "d" in the word aventurine, makes wearers think "adventure." Think optimism. Think bountiful. Think practical enthusiasm. This stone is believed to be a positive stone of prosperity, diffusing negative emotions, reinforcing leadership, promoting compassion and encouraging perseverance. It is a stone used to promote open-mindedness and the ability to see alternatives and possibilities, which is why it is considered a lucky stone for gamblers!

Wire-wrapped aventurine necklace

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Specific colors of aventurine are thought to have additional properties:
Blue: promotes mental healing
Green: eases mental and emotional trauma, dissolving negative thought and bringing calm

Red: boosts creativity, vitality and sensuality

Green Aventurine provides strength, confidence, courage, and happiness. It renews one’s optimism for life and pushes us to take action to acquire what we want in this world. This stone urges one to get out of their comfort zone and take on new opportunities.

Info curated from various sources.  The information offered is not meant to treat medical conditions.


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