Aventurine is a form of quartz that can be identified by color and the presence of 'aventurescence'. Aventurescence is a shimmer caused by mineral inclusions. The level of intensity depends on the density and size of metallic inclusions. Chrome-bearing fuchsite is the classic inclusion and gives a silvery green or blue sheen.
The most common color of Aventurine is green but it can also be found in orange, yellow, brown, blue, or grey. Aventurine can be found in many locations around the world including Brazil, Chile, India, Austria, Russia and Tanzania.
Chemical Formula: Si02, Silicon dioxide
Crystal Structure: Trigonal, massive
Color: Green aventurescent
Mohs scale: 7
Refractive Index: 1.544 - 1.553
Density: 2.64 - 2.69
Transparency: Translucent to opaque
Care of Aventurine
Clean using a soft cloth and soapy water rinsing well and polishing after to remove any soap residue. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended. Store in a soft case away from hard objects to avoid being scratched.
Metaphysical Properties associated with Aventurine
*All metaphysical or healing properties listed below are collected from various sources. The validity of the information is not guaranteed nor expresses the artist's views. This compiled information is offered as a service for those interested in potential metaphysical properties and not meant to treat medical conditions.