An interesting form of Quartz with a glittering optical effect known as aventurescence, caused by mineral inclusions.

Aventurine can occur in a range of colours, not just green. Green shades are by far the most common colour, though.

It is often used as a decorative stone – either carved or for jewellery making. Polished pieces are the most common, as they do show the colour off better. Rough pieces can look a little white due to surface fractures.

Information about Aventurine

An interesting type of Quartz, with a glittering optical effect known as aventurescence. This effect is caused by the inclusion of other minerals, such as fuchsite – causing an attractive shimmer on the surface of the stone.

It is not to be confused with ‘Aventurine glass’, otherwise known as Goldstone. This is a man made glass included with copper or another metal, which has an effect that is quite similar in appearance.

Much of the gemstone quality pieces in blue and blue-green colours come from India, with Orange and White stones found in Russia, Spain, and Chile. It is usually carved into decorative items or beads – some higher quality stones are cut into cabochons, for jewellery.

Spirituality and Crystal Healing with Aventurine

It encourages adventure and is a stone of travel, helping the bearer to fulfil desired travel plans and for protect against travel interruption. Place the stone in your luggage or personal items to prevent loss, and to encourage safety on holidays.

It is believed to help improve vision and is associated with the planet Mercury. It can be used with the 6th and 7th chakras (the brow and crown chakras).

It is a stone of Cancer and popular for those born under the signs of Taurus and Sagittarius.