The name aventurine derives from the Italian “a ventura” meaning “by chance.” This is an allusion to the lucky discovery of aventurine glass or goldstone at some point in the 18th century. It is a form of quartz, characterised by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give it a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence (an optical reflectance effect seen in certain gems). Due to its green hue, aventurine stone is considered representing the heart chakra and people seek out this beautiful crystal for both its aesthetic value and its healing abilities.
Beautiful green aventurine crystal attracts good luck and prosperity, helps releasing old patterns, habits, and disappointments so new growth can take place. It brings optimism and a zest for life and allows us to move forward with confidence and embrace change. Green Aventurine’s soothing energy balances the emotional body and wounds, calms nervousness, anger, and irritation, and helps dissolve the everyday stress of a hectic lifestyle. It quiets roving thoughts and enhances sleep while providing a gentle grounding effect on one’s vibrational field.
Crystal is very helpful in balancing both the masculine and feminine energies of our bodies. It also clears the auric bodies which are having irregular and unnatural rhythm. It is very powerful in self-acceptance and helps us to understand the value of self. Aventurine enhances creativity and motivation and encourages perseverance in maneuvering life’s obstacles.
The most common color of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or grey. The majority of green and blue-green aventurine originates in India where it is employ by prolific artisans. Creamy white, gray and orange material is found in Chile, Spain and Russia. Most material is carve into beads and figurines with only the finer examples fashion into cabochons (gemstone that has been shape and polish), later set into jewellery. You can wear it as a pendant positioning it over your heart chakra. This looks elegant and allows for a positive flow of energy to move through your heart space throughout the day. Thus keeping feelings of sluggishness or depression at bay.