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Aventurine

Aventurine is a translucent to opaque variety of quartz. It contains small inclusions of shiny minerals which give the stone a sparkling effect known as aventurescence. Aventurine ranges in color from green, peach, brown, blue and a creamy green. Besides its uses in jewelry, aventurine is also used for ornamental purposes like vases, bowls and figurines.It is interesting that the name for the stone is derived from an accident. Sometime during the 18th century, Venetian glass workers were preparing molten glass when copper filings accidentally fell into the batch producing a glass with sparkles. The name aventurine comes from the Italian “a ventura,” which means”by chance”.In Ancient China Aventurine was called the Stone of the Emperor and was used as an amulet that brought happiness, renewal and clarity of mind. Aventurine is found in India, Chile, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Austria, and Tanzania. It has hardness 6.5 on the Mohs scale . This mineral is often mistaken for amazonite or jade. There is a rumor that before jade became popular, imperial seal of Ancient China was carved on an aventurine stone, for the reason that all the green stones are considered Divine and Heavenly.

According to tradition, Aventurine is the lucky amulet for wealth, abudance and happiness. It helps us to see alternatives and possibilities in a situation. It stimulates creativity and enhances the perceptual ability. It reflects the color of energy and life. It eliminates negative emotions, stimulates creativity and increases perceptiveness.It stabilizes one’s state of mind, stimulates perception and enhances creativity. Calms anger and irritation.

Zodiac : Taurus, Libra, Aquarius.

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