Aventurine: The Meaning, Properties And Virtues Of This Stone

Last updated by Susan Taylor

Does the green color of this stone intrigue you? Aventurine is formed in magmatic rocks and is a mineral belonging to the quartz family. In addition to its beautiful appearance, it has been used for thousands of years for its soothing virtues. Indeed, it is said to bring comfort and wealth to those who possess it. Discover the history, meanings and properties of this precious stone.

Aventurine: The Meaning, Properties And Virtues Of This Stone

Precious and semi-precious stones are fascinating minerals. Used for thousands of years for their powers, they have not lost any of their beauty. Discover the Aventurine, this stone with astonishing virtues:


Aventurine
Color

Green, metallic reflections

Crystal system


Trigonal


Composition


Silicon Dioxide


Strength


6.5/10


Associated zodiac signs

Cancer and Taurus

Price


From $7

It is an abundant stone, so its price is very affordable.


What are the origins of the Aventurine stone?

Although this natural mineral has existed for a very long time, it was discovered in around 1600 in the Murano region, near Venice. At that time, a glass worker was said to have dropped copper flakes and brass filings into the molten glass at random. As a result, he obtained a glass filled with flakes, which looked like a real stone. In Italian "per aventura" means "by chance", and that's how aventurine was born!

Throughout the ages, other names have been given this precious stone, for example, it can be found under the English name "Prase", which comes from the Greek meaning "leek", in reference to its green color.

Aventurine

Today, its main deposits are found in the Americas and Asia (especially China and India).


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The Aventurine stone throughout the world over the years

From prehistoric times, especially in Ethiopia, tools were made of aventurine. However, unlike other gemstones, it is strangely absent from mythologies and traditions.

However, this gem has been associated with many symbols throughout history:

More than 4000 years ago, for example, it symbolized spiritual knowledge for the Celts, while for the Chinese it was an imperial stone and bore the name "Yù". The latter associated it with the goddess Guanyin Pusa, who represented unconditional love and pity.

A few thousand of years later, Tibetans believed that wearing this mineral in the form of an amulet corrected problems with vision, especially nearsightedness. This is why their statues had green eyes, made of aventurine.

Then, approximately 2000 years before our era, the Incas used it to attract wealth. The aventurine stone had always had the virtue of attracting financial prosperity (that is why it pleases the Taurus). Thereafter, in the 1890s during the Klondike Gold Rush in North America and Canada, gold seekers used this mineral as a talisman to attract good fortune during their search.

Finally, in 19th century Russia, aventurine was used in the design of all kinds of decorative objects such as vases, candlesticks, table ornaments and jewelry.

vasque

In the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, we can find a surprising basin on foot made of aventurine. It is no less than 1.46 meters high and 2.46 meters wide.  Vase British museum

In London, at the British Museum, one can also admire a large vase carved from aventurine. Originally from Central Asia, it had been offered by Tsar Nicolas II to the head of the British Geological Survey.

Aventurine, a stone that soothes

Lithotherapy suggests that it is possible to heal oneself with stones, and this gemstone is no exception. It possesses a gentle and beneficial energy that can heal certain ailments. Discover the virtues it possesses in helping your wellbeing.

Benefits on the physical level

  • Promotes the growth of young children
  • Calms nausea in pregnant women
  • When placed on the chest, it soothes people suffering from cardiac irregularities
  • Diluted in water or directly applied, it helps to heal wounds
  • It also soothes rashes
  • Relaxes the muscles
  • Soothes tired eyes
  • Alleviates headaches
  • Lowers blood pressure

Virtues on a psychological level

  • It brings tranquility, especially when falling asleep.
  • It fosters compassion
  • Strengthens decision-making capacity
  • It calms anger
  • Stimulates creativity
  • Brings patience and perseverance to complete your projects.

How can one purify and recharge this stone?

Like all quartz, Aventurine must absolutely be purified as soon as it comes into your possession, but does not require any particular maintenance. To remove the influences it has been charged with, soak it for a minimum of 3 hours in salt or distilled water.

To recharge it, place it under natural light (the morning sun or a moonbeam will be perfectly suitable). You can also recharge it by placing it on a quartz cluster.

Although aventurine is a resistant stone, it is sensitive to chemicals. Avoid exposing it to these types of products when cleaning or using cosmetics. It can also be damaged by strong heat, so be careful not to expose it too long in the sun at the risk of damaging it.

► Are you passionate about gemstones? Read more about the origins, virtues and meaning of Amethyst.

Article presented by Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

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