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Aventurine

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

The gem varieties of quartz have been used as gemstones and other ornamental objects for thousands of years. Green and blue aventurine are popular lapidiary materials today, both show a wonderful color when polished.

The name aventurine comes from the phrase  "a ventura" which means "by chance".

This is an allusion to the lucky discovery of aventurine glass or goldstone at some point in the 18th century.

Astrological : Aries

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Aventurine is an all around 'luck' stone, in any color; although the green color of this stone seems to be the most powerful.

Aventurine gives the wearer inner equilibrium and it stimulates dreaming.  It is said to have a positive effect on the psyche, strengthening an individuals sense of self, being the ideal stone for those who are looking for a positive view of life & ncreases perception & creative insight. Stimulates opportunity and motivation helps relieve anxiety and calms ones emotions.

Someone said aventurine bring good luck while gambling. Enhances ones creativity and leadership qualities. Balances male and female energies.

Blue aventurine - This stones is used in healing and balancing the emotions, helping us to communicate more clearly and creatively.  It stimulates creativity, intellect as well as independence. It is told to enhance leadership qualities allowing the wearer to act decisively with strong intuitive power.  It is also said to provide patience, eliminate stubbornness, control excitability and to give one a deeper understanding of the cause and effect in situations thus allowing one to more completely understand any situation and to assist in finding the optimal solution.

Green aventurine - This stone is told to relieve anxiety and calm one's emotions, to bring about opportunity and to give good luck in gabling.  It is said to have the ability to enhance the sense of humor and cheerfulness of its possessor.  While it makes a powerful good luck piece to draw opportunities your way, it may also draw unexpected adventures and good luck in love.

Peach aventurine - Is the right stone to assist with decision making skills and to enhance creativity. This is a good stone for writers, artist, musicians or anyone in the creative field, to help opening up and enhance creative visualizations.

Red aventurine - Red aventurine has the basic qualities of all aventurine as well as additional qualities due to it's color and composition. It not only enhances creativity, it grants the ability to see possibilities.  It can bring prosperity and less negativity.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Aventurine will help one make decisions from the heart, stimulating creative inspiration and giving the courage to live your truth around others (light to dark shades of green), it is a comforter and supporter as well as a balancing stone.  Pure green has strong healing energy.  Many believe that it has the capability to calm a troubled spirit and bring about inner peace.

Blue aventurine physically is said to help the body release toxins, and to provide strength to those suffering from wasting diseases.

Green aventurine physically is told to have been successful in psychotherapy, treating disorders of the heart and lungs as well as increasing flexibility in the muscles. It is often used to improve eyesight.

Peach aventurine physically is beneficial for the lungs, heart adrenal glands and the urogenital system.

Red aventurine physically it told to hold the power to heal the reproductive system, and sometimes to reverse diseases.

The stone should be worn for longer periods of time to gain effectiveness, possibly in the case of an acute illness, taping it to the affected area will be more successful.

Cleanse your stone once a month under running water and recharge it in the sun.

Aventurine rough and facet stone