A Writers Guide to Aventurine

green aventurine

green aventurine

Aventurine is a type of quartz. It has a translucent quality with mineral inclusions giving it aventurescence, a shimmering/glistening effect. The most common color is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or gray.

Sunstone is sometimes mistaken with orange and red aventurine. However, sunstone is typically a higher transparency. Green aventurine may be mistaken for malachite when the there is an overabundance of fuchsite rendering the aventurine opaque.

The name aventurine derives from the Italian “a ventura” meaning by chance.

History and Lore

  • Primitive aventurine tools were found in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia dating back two million years.
  • Ancient Tibetians placed green aventurine in the eyes of statues believing it enhanced the statue’s visionary powers. They also wore aventurine jewelry to help with nearsightedness.
  • Known as the Stone of the Amazons because it was believed rock deposits in Brazil were mined by Amazonian warriors.
  • Carrying green aventurine in the left pocket brings good fortune.
  • Placing three green aventurines in a dish and placing it in front of a garden gnome will bring good luck.
  • Placing red aventurine in a red bag with a pinch of spice, such as cinnamon, will attract money.
  • Placing red aventurine in red bag with dried rose petals will increase fertility.

Magical and Pystical Properties include

orange aventurine

orange aventurine

  • reducing fevers
  • reducing inflammation
  • calming the nervous system
  • helping with nearsightedness
  • alleviating migraines
  • normalizing blood pressure abnormalities
  • reducing hypertension
  • protecting from environmental pollutants
  • diffusing negative energies
  • amplifying focus
  • stabilizing emotions
  • promoting leadership
  • promoting decisiveness
  • enhancing cheerfulness
  • bringing good luck when worn in the left pocket
  • green aventurine

    • heart healing
    • promoting comfort and well-being
    • bringing luck and chance
    • increasing perception and creative insight
  • blue aventurine

    • powerful mental healing
    • increasing vitality
    • promoting a positive outlook
    • developing self-discipline
    • developing inner strength
  • yellow aventurine

    • balancing emotions
    • balancing male and female energies
  • red aventurine

    • opening creativity
    • opening new opportunities

Discharging & Recharging

Discharge aventurine once a month by holding it under running water. To recharge aventurine, place it in the sun for a few hours. (In stone therapy, when using stones to heal, their energy is used up, requiring the stones to be recharged.)

This is a reference for fiction writers and should not be taken as medical or spiritual advice.gemstone index

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  1. Sounds like it has a lot of positive properties. I know some people who could use that.

  2. Yes, more people could use a positive attitude.

  3. I’m always curious about how stones were assigned their curative powers. I’ve never heard of this one before.

  4. I love these posts! Someday I want to write a fantasy where the magic is totally stone based.

  5. Cool one! Gemstones are fascinating.

    We haven’t had any sun so I wouldn’t be able to recharge anything. 🙁 Hope that changes soon.

  6. I like all of these properties. Give a whole bunch of all of those rocks. I’ll make an Elvis style jumpsuit out of them and be like a superhero.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host

  7. Great facts. I haven’t heard about this one. Very pretty.

  8. Whatever helps positivity is a good thing! (I peeked at your Coffee Profile post too and commented there!)
    And THANK YOU so much for letting me know my feed showed up on your blogroll. I finally found a way to ‘ping’ feedburner and not long after that, presto, in business!

  9. I love posts like this. When I was a kid I studies gemology as a hobby. Now I’m inspired to put something in my current WIP regarding gemology. It’s specific and will add much to this particular chapter.

  10. I like translucent green gems!

  11. Such fascinating stuff. Lots of positivity in this one.
    Imagine incorporating gemology into a story plot? Really interesting thought.

    (I checked out your Genre personality profile and it fits… so does the Coffee personality profile)

  12. I think I need some of that stuff. Wait… reducing hypertension, amplifying focus, stabilizing emotions, promoting decisiveness, enhancing cheerfulness… that sounds like Red Bull to me!

  13. I have a bracelet made of green aventurine and hematite that I like a lot.

  14. This one is new to me. Slightly embarrassing as I have a protagonist who works with Crystals and stones, AND she’s a healer. I particularly love the green aventurine, and it would work well in my story. Thanks, Holly.

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