Green Aventurine is known as the Stone of Opportunity and is one of the most powerful crystals for healing, good luck and manifesting abundance. This nurturing gemstone is also valued for its charm, positive energy and the emotional benefits associated to it.
Green Aventurine is a variety of quartz with mica inclusions which give it a sparkly, metallic and shimmery appearance known as “aventurescence." It is also sometimes referred as Aventurine feldspar, since it contains the mineral feldspar. This is an eye-catching opaque stone ranging in color from light to dark green with blue or silver green sheen. Aventurine can also be found in other colors as white, orange, brown, pink, yellow, blue, gray and red.
The name Aventurine comes from the Italian word “a” and “ventura" which means "by chance." This name makes reference to a type of glass accidentally created by Italian glass artisans and known as goldstone. It has a glittery appearance similar to Aventurine stone. Green Aventurine is loved by jewelry designers, gem collectors and crystal enthusiasts. We can find this green stone displaying its beauty in cabochons, earrings, pendants, tumbled stones and more.
Ancient cultures used Green Aventurine to attract luck and increase their chances of winning battles. It has been used for centuries to make ornamental objects and primitive tools, since it is a high quality material with good hardness. In India, Green Aventurine is considered a sacred stone and is often placed near windows or doors to protect from negative energies. Green Aventurine deposits can be found in India, Brazil, Spain, Russia, Austria and Tanzania.
Green Aventurine is thought to hold the strongest healing energy and power compared to other Aventurine’s colors available. Its color relates it to the Heart Chakra, prosperity and nature. This green beauty provides emotional support and has the capability to calm troubled emotions, helping to reduce stress and traumas.
It encourages us to be open and honest about our feelings, and to let go of any negative emotions. Green Aventurine promotes feelings of well-being and a positive outlook on life, helping to make decisions from the heart, stimulating inspiration and bringing courage.
Green Aventurine is a perfect stone for those looking to manifest prosperity in their lives. This is the stone of luck and opportunity, and can help those who are feeling stuck in any area of their life. It will promote a sense of forward movement and progress. This balancing gemstone will increase confidence in your own abilities.
Green Aventurine is also a wonderful crystal when you feel disconnected from life. It will strengthen your connection with Earth and nature, helping you to stay grounded and connected to your higher self. In addition, this nurturing gem is considered a stone of protection against negative energies and influences.
Green Aventurine is considered beneficial to treat skin problems, inflammations, improve vision and strengthen the immune and circulatory systems. It is also believed as a helpful stone for fertility and the reproductive organs. As this green stone is related to the heart, it is an ideal gem for treating heart and respiratory disorders.
Green Aventurine’s energy can help to restore physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. Its peaceful frequencies can be positive to reduce stress and anxiety. Some crystal and holistic healers also find Green Aventurine valuable to facilitate psychotherapy. If you suffer from any physical pain, emotional problem or any other ailment, please consult a qualified doctor so they can provide you an appropriate treatment. Crystals are an energetic support but they are never a substitute for medical advice.
Uses and Properties As a Birthstone:
Aventurine is not considered a traditional or modern birthstone. However, it is associated with the zodiac signs of Cancer, Leo and Aries.
Green Aventurine deeply connects with the Heart Chakra, helping to open and heal any blockages or imbalances in the Heart. It can increase self-love, compassion, peace and confidence.
How to Use/Wear:
To receive Green Aventurine’s energy, place it where you feel most appropriate in your body. This is a stone to open and heal the Heart Chakra, so necklaces and pendants will keep its vibration near the Heart. Bracelets are also a fantastic option as they are connected to the heart.
The frequencies of this gemstone will ease any anxiety or troubled emotion. During your meditative or crystal healing practices, hold a Green Aventurine in your hand and focus on the qualities you wish to bring into your life. You can also visualize its energy surrounding you and helping you to find the opportunities to achieve your dreams. Place it at home or office for protection, luck and abundance.
How to care for:
Green Aventurine has a hardness of less than 7 on the Mohs scale. It’s considered a durable stone but some care should be taken to preserve its beauty. Green Aventurine can be cleansed with warm, soapy water. Just place the gem under running water for a few seconds. If needed, you can also gently clean it with an old nail brush before rinsing and patting it dry with a soft cloth.
Do not use any harsh chemicals, ultrasonic cleaners or steamers to clean it. It might reduce its polish and scratch in contact with objects or other gemstones with similar or greater hardness. Store it separately from other gems. You can use a soft cloth for wrapping the stone for extra protection. It is recommended to take off your Green Aventurine during any activity where impacts might occur, as sports, exercising and some household chores as dishwashing.
Are you ready for the abundance, healing and serenity of Green Aventurine?