Aventurine is a quartz variety known for its clear inclusions that give the stone a shiny appearance. This phenomenon is called 'aventurescence'. Fuchsite inclusions create a silver-green or blue sheen, and hematite or goethite inclusions create orange, brown, and yellow aventurine.
Aventurine was first discovered in the 18th century. The name comes from the Italian, "a ventura" which means "by chance". One day around the year 1700, a worker accidentally dropped metal filings into a vat of melting glass. When the glass cooled, beautiful and random iridescent sparkles were visible. The name "aventurine" was later given to the natural stone because of its resemblance to this glass.
How aventurine works
Aventurine is a calming stone that encourages you to chase your dreams. In anger, the stone helps to relax and offers relief from stress-related complaints. In addition to these general properties, the different colors have the following properties:
- Green: Balances emotions and can reduce nightmares
- White: Helps in understanding dreams and visions
- Red: increases vitality and allows you to make better decision-making
- Blue: Clarifies the mind and blocks negative thoughts