pronunciation – Aventurine – “ah-ven-chuh-reen”
A stone of prosperity, Aventurine aligns the chakras in order to balance, soothe and center the body and mind. These fortunate, luck-bringing crystals come in many different colors. What sets Green Aventurine apart from Red, Orange, or Blue? Read on to learn more about Aventurine!
- SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AVENTURINE
- PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AVENTURINE
- PHOTO GALLERY
- AVENTURINE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES
- LORE & HISTORY
- HOW TO USE AVENTURINE
- CLEANING AND CLEANSING
- TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
- GEM ELIXIRS
- OTHER NAMES FOR AVENTURINE
- GEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
- AVENTURINE VARIATIONS
- RELATED PRODUCTS
SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AVENTURINE
Aventurine brings the emotional and intellectual bodies together. This serves to balance emotions, soothe anxiety, and relieve stress. By aligning the chakras, this crystal also assists in finding balance and clarity in the self.
In addition, Aventurine promotes compassion, empathy, nurturing, and general well-being. The boost this stone grants to good-natured vibrations in turn helps to calm anger and support emotional regeneration.
As wonderful crystals of prosperity, Aventurines grant the ability to transform problems and negative situations into opportunities. These stones also provide protection through these scenarios by shielding the heart from having its energy stolen.
PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF AVENTURINE
A versatile stone, Aventurine supports the healing of many physical and mental maladies.
In terms of sexual health, this stone can serve as an aphrodisiac. When placed under a bed it helps stimulate desire and openness while augmenting fertility.
Aventurine helps bring comfort to issues within the cardiopulmonary system, nervous system, thymus gland, and connective tissues. It also positively stimulates the adrenal glands, lungs, sinuses, and muscular system. This crystal can even help with mitigating the effects of migraines, headaches, and eye pain.
AVENTURINE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES
|HEALING PROPERTIES||Emotional Balance, Clarity, Compassion, Abundance|
|CHAKRAS||Depends on color|
|ZODIAC SIGNS||Depends on color|
|PLANETARY RULERS||Depends on color|
|NUMBERS||4, 8, 12|
|TAROT||The Emperor, Strength, The Hanged Man|
|ELEMENTS||Depends on color|
|DEITIES||Kuan-Yin, Persephone, Cupra, Fidais, Tara, Brigit, Dione|
|PAIRING||Depends on color|
LORE & HISTORY
Aventurine’s name derives from the Italian a ventura, a phrase meaning by chance. This refers to incidents during the 18th century in which copper was accidentally dropped into molten glass to form what we now refer to as Goldstone. The name Aventurine would later come to be associated with this common Quartz family stone instead of its original man-made glass containing copper.
HOW TO USE AVENTURINE
On the Body: Wear Aventurine to block electromagnetic smog from appliances like computers, televisions, and mobile phones.
Inside: Place this stone in the north corner of a room to stimulate financial abundance or in the west for good fortune in relationships.
Outside: As a relatively hard mineral, Aventurine can withstand the elements. Place by entryways to nullify negative energies and draw luck into your home.
CLEANING AND CLEANSING
Physical Cleaning: Clean Aventurine with canned air to remove dust and debris.
Energetic Cleansing: There are numerous ways to energetically cleanse Aventurine.
- Set on or next to Selenite or Satin Spar, or set in lavender.
- Use smoke from herb bundles or incense.
- Charge under the full moonlight.
TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
As a member of the Quartz family, Aventurine may contain impurities and inclusions that could alter the color of the crystals and create a toxic element. These include Copper, Dumortierite, Fuchsite, Goethite, Hematite, Ilmenite, Lepidolite, Mica, and Muscovite.
Copper – “Poisonous.” (Jentoft)
“Toxic or harmful stone. Contains copper.” (Harton)
“Do not use…for internal use. Poisonous.” (Sullivan)
“Pure copper found in nature sometimes contains small amounts of iron, silver, bismuth, tin, lead, or antimony.” (Cayce 16)
“It must not come into contact with water, which is why one should never drink copper water.” (Peschek-Böhmer 127)
“Poisonous.” (Healing Crystals)
Dumortierite – “Contains aluminum.” (Hibiscus)
“Contains aluminum.” (Healing Crystals)
Fuchsite – “Due to the flakiness of this mineral, it is recommended that an elixir is not prepared by the normal method.” (Love is in the Earth – Updated 286)
Hematite – “Will rust.” (Jentoft)
“Do not use…for internal use. Not suitable, as it will rust in water.” (Sullivan)
“Never discharge in water.” (Peschek-Böhmer 163)
“Unfit for elixir use – will rust with prolonged exposure in liquid.” (Healing Crystals)
Mica – “Due to the flakiness of this mineral, it is recommended that an elixir is not prepared by the normal method.”
Muscovite – “Due to the flakiness of this mineral, it is recommended that an elixir is not prepared by the normal method.”
Quartz – “Toxic or harmful stone. Toxic dust for inhalation…so if you must use Quartz for an elixir etc., be sure to clean off any quartz dust.” (Harton) *Note: We have not seen this particular claim repeated elsewhere in our research and thus cannot confirm it. However, it is always a good idea to rinse your stones (provided they are water-safe) before using them to prepare an elixir.
Aventurine may contain various harmful inclusions which render it unsafe for use in gem elixirs made with the direct method. Only use the indirect method for creating a gem elixir with this stone.
OTHER NAMES FOR AVENTURINE
Common Names: N/A
Trade Names: N/A
Trademarked Names: N/A
Aventurine is a silicon dioxide with a hexagonal structure, characterized by plate-like inclusions of Mica. These inclusions give it a shimmering, metallic, optical reflectance that is known as aventurescence. It may also include Mica, Hematite, Goethite, or Chlorite.
Aventurine is a form of crystalline Quartz and typically occurs in green, blue, red, and orange. This mineral most commonly has colors ranging from light sea green to dark forest green due to chrome-bearing Fuchsite inclusions.
Be wary of extremely brightly-colored specimens as they may have been dyed. Aventurine ranges from translucent to nearly opaque; it may appear striated and always displays aventurescence.
|HABIT||Crystalline – Coarse – Occurs as well-formed coarse-sized crystals.|
Crystalline – Fine – Occurs as well-formed fine-sized crystals.
Druse – Crystal growth in a cavity which results in numerous crystal-tipped surfaces.
|COLOR||Depends on variety|
|SPECIFIC GRAVITY||2.64-2.69 kg/cm3|
|OPTICAL PROPERTIES||Uniaxial (+), w=1.543-1.545, e=1.552-1.554|
Considered a highly fortunate stone, Green Aventurine attracts luck and abundance. This crystal also protects and comforts the heart while lending comfort to symptoms of nausea and clearing negativity. It’s even good as a companion for writers and those looking to conceive.
Blue Aventurine supports peace by relieving fears and mental anguish. These crystals have an association with sudden travel, often bringing new opportunities along with it. They can offer awareness of spirit guides and help build respect for one’s leadership abilities.
A more protective variation, Red Aventurine helps ward against small-scale disasters such as theft, traffic accidents, and fires. These crystals retain Aventurine’s fortunate aspects, especially in situations where the user might be up against the odds.
Orange Aventurine, also known as Peach Aventurine, soothes social anxieties and boosts confidence in being seen by others. These crystals perfectly complement those who worry about their appearance by helping them to feel more naturally connected with others.
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