Aventurine is an exotic form of quartz crystal that includes most commonly a significant amount of fuchsite, a type of mica that is responsible for giving aventurine its classic shimmer of silver-green or silver-blue, known as aventurescence. Aventurescence, the optical reflectivity of certain gemstones, is not exclusive to aventurine, but the prevalence and significance of this effect in aventurine is responsible for giving the effect its name.
The modern name aventurine is attributed to the discovery of goldstone, which was created accidentally – “a ventura” translates to “by chance” in Italian - in a glass foundry and resembled the natural stone, to which the name passed.
Aventurine’s Many Colors
Aventurine is most commonly green or blue-green, with less common aventurines colored yellow, pink, orange and brown, creamy white, and even red. As with all stones, aventurine’s color is imparted by the inclusions of specific minerals trapped within the crystal formation of the crystal alone or in combination.
World Locations and Uses of Aventurine
The largest deposits of aventurine, particularly the most popular green aventurine, are located in India. Other deposits of aventurine ranging from green and blue to creamy whites, pinks, oranges and browns are mined in Russia, northern China, north and east Africa, South American locations in Chile and Brazil, and several places in Europe, including Austria and Spain. The highest quality pieces of aventurine are reserved for jewelry making.
Aventurine is used there to make jewelry, statues and figurines, decorative art, and many more items of artistic, aesthetic, and cultural significance. Cultures in northeast Africa have used aventurine as the sharp edge of cutting tools due to its high apparent hardness, which is usually just a bit lower than quartz. Native American cultures have worked aventurine for similar uses, while Tibetans have used aventurine to decorate their holy statues. Aventurine is most well known from the prolific work done by stonemasons in India, where the stone is worked extensively by talented stone crafters.
Aventurine’s Metaphysical Properties
Metaphysically aventurine is associated by some with good fortune, as it is the “stone of chance”. More specifically, it can be thought of as a stone which assists in aligning conditions for maximizing opportunity, such as releasing old and non-productive patterns so that new opportunities have space to manifest, particularly regarding finances and material abundance. In this manner, it is also associated with motivation, confidence, and perseverance, particularly regarding professional or financial aspirations, assisting in a person’s ability to negotiate challenges and overcome obstacles.
Green aventurine is thought to facilitate a strong connection to the earth which can bring about a more intimate connection with nature. It has also been reported to help in protecting spaces from electrosmog and geopathic stress. It is often associated with the heart chakra and is thought to be beneficial for the nervous system, connective tissues, heart, lungs, and liver. Its association with the heart chakra also lends to its reputation as a positive influence on harmonizing relationships and finding love, particularly later in one’s life.
Aventurine Yoni Eggs
Aventurine Yoni Eggs gained popularity in a sad way, with being sold as Jade Yoni Eggs. While there is a clear difference between Jade and Aventurine in both density and stone quality, the inexperienced eye gets a bit over excited by the beauty they reflect and puts the thoughts about safety on the side. Our Yoni Eggs of Jade are made of high quality Nephrite that is visible at a glance and gives no space for confusion with Aventurine Yoni Eggs.
Our Yoni Eggs made of aventurine are hand-crafted with love using responsibly-sourced stone. Use your aventurine Yoni Egg to support a new experience, uncomplicate your entanglements, open your heart to your loved ones, Yoni Egg tone your pelvic floor, improve your orgasm, and sweeten the connection to mother nature, all beings around you or - thinking of heart centre - to yourself.