What does Green Aventurine Look Like?
Green aventurine is ranges from a translucent and somewhat clear to nearly opaque stone that is known for its subtle glittering effect in some localities (especially Brazil). The stone is part of the Quartz family. The green Aventurine will usually be found in light to medium shades of green, but can get very dark. It can even take on a shade of teal (my fave!). This mineral has a grainy, flaky, and waxy feel while raw, but its appearance may also be glasslike, metallic, and can even look wet. When polished, aventurine will also range from a matte or dull polish to one with a super shine. Polishing aventurine brings out more of the stone’s natural shimmer and makes the green coloration more vibrant.
The glittery shine that can be seen within the aventurine is caused by reflective particles of chrome being trapped within the crystal. This shimmering is called aventurescence and is often used synonymously with the term “schiller effect’ by mineralogists.
What are the healing properties of green aventurine?
Spiritually, aventurine is called the “activator of love” and is known for its ability to bring appreciation, inner harmony, and for its ability to calm a troubled spirit. It is also a stone of optimism through a combination of courage, happiness, confidence and more.
This stone is often used in Feng Shui. In Feng Shui, you may place aventurine in places that you would like to bring abundance and physical growth such as a child’s room, office, or the dining area.
More about Green Aventurine
Aventurine is a relatively hard stone and sits at a 6.5 on the Mohs Hardness scale meaning that it is about the same hardness as steel.
Localities: China, Japan, Tanzania, United States, and most commonly found in Brazil, Russia, India, Spain.
Birthstone: Aventurine is not a birthstone but is often associated with Libras.
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