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What is Aventurine?
Aventurine is a style of quartz. It is most commonly green but also comes in shades of blue, red, orange, grey and brown. It has a platy minerals in the quartz that give it a shimmering quality known as aventurescence. Aventurine belongs to the mineral class of Chalcedony. Aventurine's meaning is prosperity and confidence.
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A Stone of Sublime Prosperity and Purpose
- From the Italian word for chance
- Said to be the stone that guarded the shields of the Amazons
- A gem for prosperity and confidence
Aventurine meaning comes from the Italian word Aventura which means chance, a hint at the great fortune this stone can bestow upon you. With a name that rolls off the tongue like romantic poetry and gorgeous color schemes, you cannot help but fall hard for this sparkling glass stone that instantly connects with all your positive powers stashed deep inside.
Aventurine comes from places that have high natural energy. It is mined in the kaleidoscope color lands of India, the humid depths of the wild and unbridled Amazon jungle, the corners of Russia, and the lush green mountains of Brazil and Chile. It’s a form of quartz that often comes to us in a dark green color flecked with suggestions of gold.
Perhaps it was this golden quality that made it such a sought-after gem, but for centuries Aventurine was called The Stone of the Amazons. It was said to be the stone that guarded the shields of Amazon Warrior Queens, tapping into divine femininity, fierce power, and protection.
Aventurine is a heart chakra stone, its always ready to rouse those feelings of far-flung love and fantasy but in a way that feels strong and healthy, ever ready to raise you up. It’s a comforter, a harmonizer, and a super handy stone to have stashed on the self for all those who want to bring a little more luck into their world. Whether you need a little flush of added wealth, an extra abundance of love and friendship, or just a bit more growth, Aventurine wants one thing – for you to succeed in all your amazing endeavours, no matter how big or small they may be. For those who want to shine a light on the potent healing properties of Aventurine, keep reading.
If Aventurine isn’t connecting to your sense of adventure, you can find your own soul stone and other such crystal meanings by checking out our Essential Crystal Guide right here.