sheila of satin crystals with handful of blue and green aventurine tumbled stones for healing

What is Aventurine?

Aventurine is a form of Quartz crystal, sparkling with flake-shaped inclusions. The glittering appearance has its own term and is known as Aventurescence. 

What Color is Aventurine?

Aventurine is most commonly found in green, but comes in a myriad of natural colors. You can also find this stone in reddish-orange, yellow, pink, brown, white, gray and blue. 

Besides causing the glittering Aventurescence, the inclusions in Aventurine can create the different colors. For example, Muscovite and Ilmenite inclusions can cause the gray, yellow or silver version of Aventurine.

Here are the types of Aventurine Colors you can find in the gem industry today:

Blue Aventurine
Blue Aventurine ranges from light to navy blue colored by Dumortierite minerals and sparkles with Mica inclusions. Also known as Blue Quartz.

Green Aventurine
Varies in shades of pale green to dark forest green. The color comes from green Fuchsite and the shine from glittering Mica inclusions. 

Purple Aventurine
This stone gets its color from purple Lepidolite. It can vary from pale purple to dark midnight purple in color.

Red Aventurine
Red Aventurine ranges from light orange to deep red. The color is caused by the presence of very fine stripes of Hematite or Goethite.

Is Green Quartz the same as Aventurine?

No. Despite Aventurine being a form of Quartz and there is a green version of Aventurine, Green Quartz is a different stone.

Green Quartz is known as Prase and it is always a leek green. Prase gets its light green color from Actinolite or Chlorite inclusions rather than the Fucshite inclusions of Green Aventurine. Prase is not as stable as Aventurine. 

hand holding a navy blue goldstone aventurine glass tumbled stone

Is Aventurine man made?

In the 1600s, Goldstone was created with glass and copper flecks, giving an Aventurescence quality to a manmade stone. It was first named aventura, like Aventurine, so the confusion in the market persisted between this man made stone and the real deal. Goldstone is sometimes known as Aventurine glass. 

No, Aventurine is not man made. It is a natural gemstone from the Earth. It should not be confused with what is now known as Goldstone.

Goldstone is very easy to tell from real Aventurine for those who are familiar with stones. The copper flecks in Goldstone are very bright and persistent. The Goldstone glass comes in a solid golden brown, navy blue and rarely dark green color with no color variations. Real Aventurine will show color banding and variations in color from light to dark patches in a single stone.

sheila of satin crystals holding a green aventurine buddha head carving

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Aventurine

When searching for a stone to attract abundance, Aventurine is your best bet! Aventurine can be programmed to call in abundance of all kinds, whether you want a lot of health, wealth, friends or love.

Besides a magnet for prosperity, Aventurine is known for the following metaphysical healing properties:

  • Negating environmental pollution

  • Leadership

  • Decisiveness

  • Enhancing creativity

  • Guarding the Heart Chakra

  • Strengthening the thymus gland, nervous system

  • Balancing blood pressure and metabolism

And each color of Aventurine has its own additional crystal healing and chakra  properties: 

  • Blue Aventurine helps alleviate headaches, migraines and colds. It is used as a mental healer. Use Blue Aventurine to open and balance the Third Eye and Throat Chakras.

  • Green Aventurine is most popularly used for manifesting abundance of all types. Use Green Aventurine for emotional calm and to strengthen the Heart Chakra.

  • Purple Aventurine is used at the Crown Chakra to connect you with the spiritual realm. It has a steadfast vibration, watching over you as you manuever through life. Call on its energies when you need some guidance. 

  • Red Aventurine promotes equilibrium and calmness, driving away anger and rage. It is helpful in digestive disorders. Use Red Aventurine at the Sacral Chakra for balance.

how to use aventurine crystals - green stone tower wand

How to use Aventurine Crystals

Here are a few ideas to get you started on your Aventurine journeys. Whether you are using the stone for healing or for decoration, this versatile stone has a range of attractive colors to behold.

  • Place a Green Aventurine over your Heart Chakra to better give and receive love energies. 

  • Pair it with Malachite crystals if working on the Heart Chakra because Green Aventurine is a more soothing stone to balance Malachite's power. 

  • Use Aventurine tumbled stones as a reminder of your manifestation goals. Whenever you are out and about on your daily routine and absently reach for the stone in your pocket or purse, you will be reminded of your goals. 

  • Hold Aventurine pyramids, one in each hand, while you do money manifestations. 

  • Place Aventurine stones in the money corner of your room according to Feng Shui Bagua maps for your space. 

  • Meditate with Aventurine spheres and eggs for an energy of prosperity and success. 

  • Wear Aventurine cufflinks to show off your personal power. 

  • Use Aventurine massage wands to relief tension and anxiety from your body and replace it with positive vibrations. 

  • Keep Aventurine animal figurines and sacred carvings around your space to enhance creative energies. 

  • Aventurine was found among other Quartz tools in Ethiopia dating 2.5 millions years ago. It makes a great material for tools because of its hardness, but it is brittle enough to shape into sharp edges. 

sheila of satin crystals holding up two dark green aventurine ganesh hindu elephant god figurines

Sheila's Personal Experience with Aventurine

My first encounter with the joyful abundance of Aventurine was in the form of the Hindu Elephant God, Ganesh. We had acquired a batch of miniature Aventurine Ganesh carvings at Satin Crystals and I was immediately drawn to the dark green ones. The dark green Aventurine is a coveted color, rich like a flourishing forest, containing flashes of Mica inclusions to delight the senses.

We would place these Aventurine deities at our cash register when we had a physical Satin Crystals shop and until this day I place my Aventurine Ganesh right near my computer for our online shop! 

green aventurine cabochon and bracelet versus jade facial roller and jewelry

Is Jade and Aventurine the same?

When we first started Satin Crystals, I was not yet a jewelry designer. We would buy jewelry from India to resell at the tradeshows. One day, a lady came by our booth and admonished us for selling a green beaded necklace as Jade. She said it was Aventurine and went on her grumpy way.

The Indian vendors had told us the necklae was Jade and in our early naivety, we had believed them! In India they sometimes called Aventurine a Jade. From that point on, I was sure to do my research as thoroughly as possible before trusting a vendor's words.

Scientifically, Aventurine is a much harder stone than Jade. As we discussed earlier, Aventurine is a variety of Quartz whereas Jade comes from Nephrite or Jadeite minerals. Aventurine has that sparkling aventurescence shine and Jade does not. Jade is much more valuable than Aventurine. 

hands holding green aventurine and yellow citrine tumbled stones for abundance crystals

Lisa's Personal Experience with Aventurine 

To me, Aventurine is a money stone just like Jade... but with extra Bling! I love how the Mica pops out at me with every flash of light.

I too remember intensive usage of Aventurine, Ganesh, and Aventurine Ganesh in our Satin Crystals storefront for bringing success to our business. We didn't use Aventurine alone though, we paired it up with its power cousin Citrine. These two stones together make it rain with cash!

I have a cash lock box at home that my grandmother gave me decades ago. Inside the box are my collectible treasures. I have a wad of mint $2 bills given to me by an aunt when I was young. I have a silver dollar bill that a neighbor unknowingly gave me when I was fundraising in elementary school. I have some rare and unusual Thai baht that are long out of circulation, among other foreign notes. And guess what else I have in there?

Aventurine and Citrine stones.

Aventurine Mineral Facts

Aventurine is very similar in mineral facts as Quartz, but depending on the inclusions, it can vary slightly. For example, it is a 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness whereas Quartz is a solid 7. 

  • Surface Color: Green, Purple, Orange, Yellow, Gray, Blue

  • Streak Color (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): White

  • Group: Carbonates, Aragonite Group

  • Cleavage (where the crystal breaks off naturally to form a new face, parallel to its structure. This is a clean break and can cleave over and over again along the same face, retaining the crystals structure): Indescernible

  • Fracture: Conchoidal (concave, like when glass breaks), Brittle

  • Luster: Vitreous (glassy), Waxy

  • Transparency: Opaque, may show Translucent edges

  • Crystal System: Trigonal 

  • Crystal Habit: Massive, Stalactitic, Tabular, Prismatic (two end faces are similar in the shape), Fibrous, Radiating, Botryoidal, Oolitic, Tuberose, Granular and more. 

  • Fluorescence: Yes

hands holding a red orange aventurine marble and a green aventurine marble

Where does Aventurine come from?

Aventurine is found in several locations around the world including India, Brazil, Russia, China, Norway and South Africa. 

The Aventurine Gemstone Collection

In the Satin Crystals Boutique, you can shop a selection of healing crystals carved out of genuine Aventurine gemstones. Find Aventurine figurines, spheres, eggs, jewelry, pyramids, hearts in a rotating selection of treasures we find for your collection.

Adorn yourself with handmade jewelry like Aventurine stretch bracelets, Aventurine rings and one-of-kind Aventurine necklaces. 

Many people choose Aventurine as a more affordable alternative to Jade. In fact, you will sometimes see it advertised as Indian Jade. 

Because of its abundance and affordability, Aventurine is usually not worth the effort to imitate. 

Aventurine Stone Video

Click to watch the Aventurine Stone Youtube video. This is a part of our A-Z Satin Crystals Meanings video series, where we answer your top 5 questions on  all of the most popular crystals.

In this video, we will also go over our personal experiences and show you examples of Aventurine crystals. Feel free to comment directly on the video with your own questions and experiences. 

Does Aventurine bring you Abundance?

Which shape of Aventurine have you used? What is your favorite color of Aventurine? Why does Aventurine call to you?

You can email us directly or reach out in the Contact box. We would love to hear your positive comments and questions. 

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