Green Aventurine

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Chakra - Heart

Named after the Italian word " a Ventura", which means "by chance", Aventurine is a member of the quartz family known for it's signature shimmer. It's colour changes depending on impurities. The shade of green is a product of tiny Fuchsite particles. The most abundant deposits of green Aventurine come out of India and Brazil. Most of the popular green Aventurine comes from Southern India, so much so that Aventurine is often referred to as “Indian Jade.”

First officially reported in 1837, it has been associated with luck ever since. However, legends associated with Aventurine span back much further than the 19th century.

History

Aventurine was named due to an accident in a Venetian glass factory in the 18th century when copper filings spilt into a batch of glass during production. When the glass cooled it had beautiful iridescent sparkles throughout, and was used to make jewellery. We know this glass product as goldstone. The name "a ventura" passed from the glass to the mineral, which displayed a rather similar appearance.

However, one legend states that in the Ethiopian Oma Valley, talismans, beads, and tools that date back over two million years were made out of Aventurine. Some believe these were among the first tools made by man. It is also said that until the 1800s, Aventurine was called the “stone of the Amazonians.” These warriors used the gem as talismans or breastplate adornments. So this beautiful gem has probably been around for much longer.

Aventurine is found in many colours, green, red, pink, blue, yellow, grey, orange and brown with the majority of green and blue-green originating in India. Other colours can be found in Spain, Russia and Chile. Brazil is also a large producer of Aventurine.

Uses

  • This stone can help keep you emotionally calm when trying new things and encourages its user to step out of their comfort zone and explore new opportunities.

  • Relating to the Heart Chakra, Green Aventurine can help you find love later in life.

  • Said to be the stone of opportunity it is commonly used for increasing luck in games and competitions

  • Green Aventurine is an all-round healing stone with benefits for the lungs, liver, sinuses and heart.

For Children:

  • Known for its good luck Green Aventurine is great for kids sitting tests or exams

  • Good for shy children, helping them show their leadership skills.

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