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Ancient Gemstones – Aventurine

August 19, 2014

Green Aventurine and Black ... Product ImageAventurine is a form of quartz, characterised by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence. The most common colour of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or gray.

Ancient Tibetans decorated their statues with Aventurine, using it most often for the eyes to symbolically increase the statue’s visionary powers. Nowadays it is used to aid nearsightedness.

Until the nineteenth century, Aventurine was called the “stone of the Amazons,” because the Brazilian deposits were believed to have supplied jewels and talismans for the Amazonian warriors.

Aventurine is known as the stone of opportunity. Aventurine has a stabilizing effect on the emotions. It is excellent for teenagers.

Green Aventurine is the stone of luck and chance. If you gamble or play the lottery, keep this stone in your left pocket. It is said to increase perception and creative insight. It is a heart chakra stone.

Blue Aventurine is an Aries stone that opens the Third eye chakra. It is a powerful mental healer that increases vitality and a positive outlook. This stone assists in self-discipline and developing inner strength.

Yellow Aventurine opens the Third eye chakra. It is often used to balance emotions and male/female energies.

Red Aventurine opens the Root chakra. It can assist in creativity, and help you to see the possibilities in new opportunities.

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