This is an amazing stone, bathed in mystery and un predictability. The sparkles inside it look like somebody lighted up a magic lantern and its beams, reflected from the facets, merge in a marvellous iridescent spectrum. Mineralogically Aventurine is a fine-grained, translucent quartzite with inclusions of mica, hematite or other minerals, all giving to a stone a flickering shimmer with golden, red, white and green "sparks". Its color varies between white, pink, yellow, red-brown, and (very rarely) green or dark blue. The history of the name "Aventurine " is interesting in itself. Once the Venetian glass blowers melted a glass batch, but then a small amount of copper sawdust has got in it, producing sparkles and creating the Aventurine pellet after cooling. The name is derived from Italian ďa ventura", meaning "accidentally".
Talismans & amulets
Aventurine is a stone of enterprising people, seamen and travellers, businessmen and bankers - all those not afraid of taking risks and trusting their fortune. The owner of Aventurine will find self-confidence and independence. Aventurine cannot be worn longer than one lunar phase; otherwise it will change its energy. Aventurine creates a happy, joyful mood in its wearer. It makes mind clear, balances emotions, clears aura and helps to overcome fears and anxiety.
Aventurine helps at skinís diseases such as rashes, eczema and alopecia. It tones up the skin and eliminates warts. Aventurine works only when it is carried on wrist or neck in the form of a large, long beads. Aventurine improves metabolism and digestive system problems.
Aventurine was considered as the stone of love, which can boost all feelings and emotions, and also promote optimism and self-confidence. It was also believed that this stone can help to win over the heart of the loved one.
Chakra Four: Anahata and Chakra Five: Vissuddha