Luck, it’s something we have all wanted at some point in our lives, whether it was for passing a test in school, getting a job, or even winning something! Perhaps you even had some lucky token like a coin or a stone or even a lucky piece of clothing! One gemstone has long been revered as the stone of luck, good fortune and even called the “stone of opportunity” since it was discovered in the 1800s.
That stone is Green Aventurine and is a mineral made up of silicon dioxide, and is part of the quartz family. It has a very shimmery appearance to it called “aventurescence” and comes from fuchsite inclusions. The fuchsite gives green aventurine its silvery green or blue sheen while inclusions of hematite or goethite create orange and brown. Therefore, aventurine is found in many colours, such as orange and yellow-brown, blue, purple, and grey.
The name derives from the Italian word “a ventura” which means “by chance.” There was a chance encounter in the 1700s when a worker had accidentally dropped metal filings into melting glass. The result was a beautiful product with sparkles throughout it and was then used to make jewelry and beads. The actual discovery of mineral aventurine resembled this glass product with its natural shimmer, and that’s how it earned its name. Aventurine is found in many places, with the most desirable green and blue coming out of India in the regions of Mysore and Chennai, with other colours found in Chile, Russia, and Spain. Commercially, aventurine is used for carving vases, jewelry, figurines and is even used to build monuments and as a landscaping stone.
Metaphysically, Green Aventurine has been considered the luckiest of all crystals and said to bring good fortune in finances, relationships, or any endeavour you may be on. It is a stone of optimism, courage, confidence and happiness. It can give the vitality to get through struggles we may be facing and offer support in breaking unhealthy habits to move forward in positive growth and change. Carrying a piece with you or wearing a piece of jewelry can allow you to harness the energy of this crystal. It is also an excellent stone to place over the heart during meditation to bring a soothing calmness to the body and mind.
Green Aventurine is connected with:
ZODIAC SIGNS: Aries/Leo
Add some Green Aventurine to your collection to help you harness the motivation needed to achieve abundance and positivity in all you do!