Aventurine is a coveted gemstone. It can often be found in its green variety, but we also offer other natural colors in our range. It is also increasingly used in artistic works. Aventurine is also traditionally considered the legendary "stone of gamblers" and is their lucky talisman. The beautiful gemstone is mainly found in South American countries such as Brazil and Chile, but also in Russia, India and Austria.
Aventurine: Traditional Use and Importance
Aventurine was already being used by humans two and a half million years ago. Archaeologists found that tools were mainly made from the stone because it is easy to work with and yet hard enough. Various properties were attributed to the interestingly colored gemstone in ancient times, with the ancient Greeks believing that it could give courage and optimism. Aventurine is used in crystal healing to soothe agitated minds and create inner peace. Traditionally, it is believed that the gem awakens creativity. In ancient Tibet, the popular belief prevails that aventurine alleviates myopia. In our range it can be found as a talisman in various natural colors.
courage and optimism
soothe the mind
Aventurine: color and transparency
The origin of the name Aventurine from "A ventura", translated from the Italian "by chance" is based on the aventurine glass, whose color is similar to that of the stone and which was obtained by the accidental addition of copper filings by Venetian glassmakers. The aventurine from our range is known to be an attractive green, but it can also have tones such as grey, brown or orange. The mineral fuchsite is responsible for the green color of the opaque to milky gemstone. A slight sparkle can be caused by inclusions such as mica or hematite, the intensity of which is determined by the size, quantity and depth of the embedded particles - this property is known as aventurescence and is named after the gemstone.
Aventurine: cleansing, charging and discharging
Once a month the aventurine from our online shop should be cleaned under running water at a lukewarm temperature and discharged. To charge the green gem is placed in the sun.