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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Aventurine

Aventurine is a metamorphic rock, a quartzite containing platelike crystals of other minerals. A Chalcedony containing small platy mineral inclusions of fushsite mica. Inclusions of hematite give a reddish or grayish sparkle. Deposits are found at an ancient sea port of Marmara, In Asia Minor. An active trading center for precious stones of various types and origins. Please do not confuse with a red variety of albite, which is a feldspar Aventurine.
Chemical composition: 
SI02
Color: 
Usually Green, comes orange, blue, pink, brown.
Lustre: 
vitreous
Hardness: 
7
Crystal system: 
Trigonal
Origin: 
India, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Austria
Healing properties*: 
Aventurine has been used as a Talisman. It reduces stress. It also brings about inner peace and calms a troubles spirit.
Folklore: 
The name origin of Aventurine comes from the Italian " a ventura ", which means " by chance ".

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.