Physical: Green Aventurine is a versatile stone. It has been used since the 18th century, its uses ranging from jewellery, vases, figurines, landscaping, building and constructing monuments. Its most abundant places of production are India and Brazil, although it also comes from Vermont. It is approximately a 6.5-7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, lower if it has inclusions of mica which also give it a sparkly quality.
Fun Fact: It is often referred to as the “gambler’s stone”, as it often brings about luck and good fortune in competitions and games of chance. In fact, its name, coming from Italy, refers to the words “a ventura”, meaning “by chance”!
Metaphysical: Green Aventurine is said to assist th Heart Chakra, promoting empathy, compassion, and an easy going demeanor. It promotes wellbeing, purifying the body while aligning one’s centers and protecting against electronic and environmental pollution. It also helps with bringing about prosperity and abundance. Give Aventurine a try, and notice the luck that floods into your life!