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Green Aventurine


Geology and History


A member of the Quartz family, the most common colour of aventurine is green but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or gray.  Chrome-bearing fuchsite (a variety of muscovite mica) is the classic inclusion and gives a silvery green or blue sheen.  Orange and browns are attributed to hematite or goethite.

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.  Goldstone is now a common imitation of aventurine and sunstone.  Goldstone is distinguished visually from the latter two minerals by its coarse flecks of copper dispersed within the glass in an unnaturally uniform manner.  It is usually a golden brown and may also be found in blue or green.


Metaphysical Properties


Stone of prosperity and abundance.  Great within gardens.  Absorbs electromagnetic smog.  Defuses negative situation and thinking turning them positive.  Defuses negative situation and thinking turning them positive.  Reinforces leadership and decisiveness.  Stabilises ones mind and stimulates creativity.  Calms anger and irritation so you can live from your heart.  Promotes sense of well being.  An all-round healer and harmoniser.  Promotes growth, happiness and abundance.


Crystal Healing


Benefits thymus gland, nervous system, balances blood pressure, relieves migraines, depression, soothes eyes and skin eruptions.


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Quick Overview


Pronunciation:green un-ven-chuh-reen, -rin
Formula:SiO2
Stone Qualities:Vitality, growth, confidence
Hardness:7.0
Chakra:Heart (4th)
Zodiac:Aries
Origin:Brazil, India and Russia

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