Blue Goldstone

by admin on June 28, 2010

Blue Goldstone

Blue Goldstone

Aventurine occurs in colours peach/orange, green, red, blue and brown, and so is easily confused with other gemstone material such as amazonite and jade. Green aventurine happened when, at the time of formation, the quartz melted and included such minerals as mica, pyrite and hematite.

Considered by gems healers to be one of the Mothers' of all healing stones, aventurine has been bestowed with many healing properties. The main healing benefit that aventurine is linked with is mentally based, helping to achieve clarity of mind and thoughts.

Aventurine is associated with the 4th chakra, the heart.

Aventurine's name is Italian, coming from the expression "a ventura," or "by chance." It refers to the discovery of Aventurine by Venetian glass workers sometime in the 18th century. Aventurine is a form of quartz, and is very similar to goldstone and sunstone. Another name for Aventurine is Indian jade. Aventurine is most often green, but can also be orange, brown, blue, gray, peach, greenish-blue, bluish-white, bluish-green, or yellow. The green hues in Aventurine are due to the inclusion of the mineral green fuschite. Orange, red, and brown hues are due to the inclusion of goethite or hematite. It is known for its translucency (or often, opacity) and "aventurescence," a word describing the mineral inclusions which make the rock shimmer or glisten.

Earning a 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness, with a refractive index of 1.55, Aventurine is often mistaken for amazonite or jade. Aventurine has a dull vitreous luster, and a hexagonal crystal system. Conchodial fractures and brittle tenacity are other common features of Aventurine. It has sometimes been dyed green and sold as jade, an illegal practice, but due to its similarity to this other, more precious, stone. It has been found in Tanzania, India, Chile, Spain, Russia, Madagascar, Spain, Austria, the United States of America, Japan, and Brazil. It is used in jewelry, as well as for ornamental purposes, such as figurines, vases, and bowls. Aventurine is claimed to be a lucky talisman, favored by gamblers, and also has supposed healing and calming properties. It is said to be able to calm a troubled spirit.

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Hi, I'm Sylvana. I have been involved in the gems trade since about the time I could sit on my Dads' knee and have him tell me all about the pretty gemstones. Each one in its' own special case, handed to me in turn. There I learnt all about colours and different formations rocks make, why some gems display multi colours and what makes each gem special.

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