WHAT IS AVENTURINE? Aventurine is a variety of Quartz with specks of mica that give it a sparkly mystery. Aventurine is usually green, but also occurs in blue, yellow, brown, white gray, orange, red and yellow.
Aventurine, discovered in the 18th century, comes from the Italian word 'Ventura' which means by chance, and is name after a jewerly maker's mistake. It is said metal filings were accidentally dropped into a vat of melting glass. When the glass cooled, it was used to make jewelry as it had beautiful iridescent sparkles throughout it. The name Aventurine was later given to the stone as it looked just like this 'accidental' sparkling glass.
WHY IT'S AWESOME? You have likely heard of the Amazonians, the women in ancient Greek myths that were honored and known as independent and fierce warriors. Aventurine was called the stone of the Amazonians until the 1800's as the Amazonians would place this gem into their breastplates as adornments and to be used as a talisman.
MYSTIC LORE, LEGEND & DISCLAIMER: Through the ages, crystals and stones have been collected and prized for their timeless beauty, for their rich history and even their potential spiritual and metaphysical properties! At Spirit Magicka, we love the idea that crystals may have mystical properties, but please be aware... nothing we sell comes with any sort of mystical guarantee! 😉
👉 Aventurine is said to be a good luck gem. The Tibetans worked with aventurine to improve their creativity believing they would benefit in confidence, creativity and passion.
👉 In crystal energy work, Aventurine is considered to be a gentle stone. The chakra system is the energy network in the body that refers to nerve bundles and the organs in the human body. Aventurine is in alignment with the heart chakra, significant for love and compassion. This gentle stone also aligns with the throat chakra, inspiration and compassion.
WHERE IT'S FOUND? Aventurine has been found in Brazil, China, India, Italy, Nepal, Russia, and Tibet.