The luckiest crystal of them all, sparkling green aventurine shimmers with a positive winning energy. It attracts prosperity, abundance and good fortune into your life, and even empowers you to create your own luck!
How and where green aventurine is formed
A variety of quartz, aventurine is characterised by its mineral inclusions that produce a glistening effect known as ‘aventurescence’. Most commonly green in colour as a result of tiny fuchsite particles present when the quartz is formed, aventurine can also be found in blue, red, brown and peach varieties. Its main sources include Italy, Brazil, China, India, Russia, Tibet and Nepal.
Derived from the Italian term “a ventura" meaning “by chance”, the name aventurine refers to a lucky mishap that occurred in the 1700s when an Italian glass worker mistakingly dropped metal filings into a vat of melting glass. The sparkling result of this happy accident marked the discovery of aventurine glass, its name then passed on to the natural stone that shared its shimmering iridescence.
Green aventurine meanings, properties and energies
Glittering green aventurine is thought to be the luckiest of all the crystals. Full of winning energy it is a positive stone for manifesting prosperity, wealth and abundance. It not only brings good fortune, but also provides opportunities to help you to create your own luck. An excellent stone for success in new ventures, aventurine encourages creativity and perseverance while reinforcing leadership qualities and decisiveness.
With its strong connection to Mother Earth, green aventurine helps you to feel more at one with nature, providing a deeper appreciation of its soothing effect on your mind, body and soul. Wearing aventurine is also said to protect against environmental pollution and electromagnetic smog.
Comforting and healing, green aventurine stabilises your state of mind, activating the heart chakra to calm your nerves and emotions and help you to banish anger, irritation and negativity from your life.
Cleansing and charging green aventurine.
As it is quite high on the hardness scale aventurine is safe to clean and cleanse by holding under running water to wash away any negativity and keep its winning energy at full capacity. With its powerful connection to nature aventurine loves to be placed close to plants and foliage to charge.