Green Aventurine is known as the “Stone of Opportunity,” thought to be the luckiest of all crystals, especially in manifesting prosperity and wealth. Its winning energy makes it a great ally for boosting one’s chances in any situation.
Is this a quartz?
Aventurine is a type of quartz. The most common aventurine color is green but it can also be blue, brown, orange, peach, purple, red, silvery-gray or yellow. Different colors occur due to the presence of other minerals like hematite and mica.
What is aventurescence?
The inclusions of Mica or other minerals give Aventurine a shimmering or glistening effect to the stone, referred to as aventurescence, especially notable when tumbled or polished. The color of Green Aventurine comes from Fuchsite particles within the Quartz.
What is so attractive about green Aventurine?
Green Aventurine is called the "Stone of Opportunity." It imparts a winning attitude and energy, naturally improving the likelihood of success in all areas of life.
Win the lottery?
According to folklore, carrying a piece of green Aventurine in a left-side pocket while purchasing a lottery ticket imparts good luck.
Connected to the Earth...
Green Aventurine also carries a strong connection to Earth, providing a better understanding and appreciation of nature and its soothing vibrations upon the mind and body.
A love crystal?
For those looking for love in their mature years, Green Aventurine may be used as a love crystal as it encourages love later in life.
Wearing green Aventurine jewelry can enhance creativity, patience and tranquility.
The history of Aventurine
Aventurine stone has been utilized by humans for over two and one half million years. Tools made with aventurine rocks were found in the Omo Valley in Ethiopia. Even primitive man appreciated this green quartz for its superior brittleness and hardness. Aventurine's brittleness makes it easy to create a sharp edge that lasts and lasts because of its hardness.
What did the ancient Tibetans do?
Green Aventurine was used to adorn statues in ancient Tibet. The Tibetans would affix Aventurine gemstones to the eyes, believing the green quartz would enhance the visionary powers of the statues. The ancient Tibetans also wore jewelry made with Aventurine to bolster creativity.
Green Aventurine legends
Aventurine was used in magical ritual to increase abundance, opportunity and luck. Green Aventurine is also called “fairy treasure.” It is said that placing three Aventurine stones in a dish in front of a garden gnome attracts good luck to your home.
Is it the stone of the Amazons?
Until the nineteenth century, Aventurine was called the “stone of the Amazons,” because the Brazilian deposits were believed to have supplied jewels and talismans for the Amazonian warriors.
Was it used in rituals?
Aventurine has been used in rituals of the medicine wheel to show the spirit guides the connection with the healing light of the heart. In these ceremonies, Aventurine was held at the heart of each participant around the wheel, and it has been reported that during contact with the spirit guide the participants felt a “wash of love” fall around them.
What about fertility purposes?
According to folklore, green Aventurine was thought to be one of the best crystals for conceiving a baby. Near ovulation, a small hole was dug in the earth and an egg broken in the hole, leaving the shell. Placing a Green Aventurine in the broken shell and filling in the hole completed the spell.
Meditation with green Aventurine
Green Aventurine is used in meditation as a transitional aid, bringing powerful Earth energy to our efforts in seeing the best life has to offer.
It also assists in persevering through times when it seems as if nothing is happening.
Green Aventurine quartz is especially useful for relieving anxiety during meditation. It releases the notion that every event must be analyzed.
You can wear jewelry, especially a necklace that holds green Aventurine near the heart, to benefit from the stone properties.
What about mala prayer beads?
A mala is a string of beads which are used as a meditation tool while chanting, reciting or silently repeating a mantra. Malas help the wearer focus their mind and are often used to recite mantras in sets of 108 repetitions.
When not used for meditation, malas can help wearers carry a sense of peace, calm, mindfulness and focus with them throughout the day.
Why 108 beads?
In traditional Tibetan Buddhism, mala beads are often created using 108 beads, as a 108-bead mantra repetition represents the 108 worldly sins in the Buddhist doctrine.
How to choose your mala beads?
Wearers can choose their mala beads based on what they’re seeking from their meditation. Green Aventurine, for example, carries a strong connection to the Earth, providing a better understanding and appreciation of nature.
Green Aventurine emotional healing
Green Aventurine’s soothing energy balances the emotional body, guiding one toward inner harmony. It calms nervousness, anger and irritation, and helps dissolve the everyday stress of a hectic lifestyle.
What is the effect on sleep?
Green quartz facilitates the deep, regenerative sleep that is required for emotional healing. An overactive mind is more easily quieted and well-grounded.
Mend my broken heart...
Green Aventurine also soothes emotional wounds, allowing one to recognize the issues behind illness or imbalance, depression or defeat, and to facilitate the release of unhealthy relationships, patterns and heartache.
And make me laugh...
It encourages one to view hardships in life as impermanent, as an opportunity for growth in a new direction, and for taking all things in stride. It inspires a feeling of lightness, even humor, which can then stimulate a renewed sense of optimism, joy and hope.
Green Aventurine is a reaffirming stone, especially during times of change or upheaval and can be the emotional anchor one needs to remain stable and firmly grounded.
Green Aventurine Chakra balancing
Green Aventurine is a comforter and heart healer, used to clear and activate the Heart Chakra for general well-being and emotional calm. It is also a powerful protector of the Heart Chakra.
The Heart Chakra gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment.
When the Heart Chakra is out of balance we may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. We may find ourselves having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli.
Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the Heart Chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
Green Aventurine spiritual energy
Green Aventurine is a remarkable harmonizer, uniting the intellectual, emotional and physical bodies in bringing one back into a natural rhythm. It dissolves negativity and balances the male/female energies, enabling one to live within one’s own heart.
It encourages one to release attachment to outcomes and to be more present in one’s experiences, embracing change, growth and renewal.
Green Aventurine Talisman and Amulets
Green Aventurine is known as the Gambler’s Stone, the luckiest of all stones in games of chance and competitions. It is also placed in charm bags for good fortune talismans.
Are you an adventurer?
Green Aventurine is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers crystals are pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer.
Good for a change?
Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, or grow stronger.
Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.
Aventurine Jewelry Care and Cleaning
How to Clean your Aventurine Gemstones
Aventurine can be easily cleaned with warm soapy water and a soft cloth or brush. As with almost all gemstones, the use of harsh household chemicals should be avoided when caring for or cleaning aventurine gemstones.
Can I wear my Aventurine stones all the time?
It is best to remove any jewelry before engaging in any strenuous physical activity, such as exercise or sports.
Aventurine quartz is considered to be very durable and has relatively good hardness (7 on the Moh's scale), but care should still be taken around other materials, because there are many other gem types that are harder than quartz.
Avoid prolonged exposure to extreme heat, which may cause damage to Aventurine gemstones.
How to store your Aventurine properly
When storing Aventurine gemstones, store them inside a fabric-lined box or wrapped in a soft cloth. Aventurine should be stored separately from other types of gemstone to prevent damage or scratches.