The name Aventurin carries a variety of quartz, which is known to produce a strong sparkle.
Correctly, it must be called Aventurine Quartz, because otherwise confusion can not be excluded. A similar variety of feldspar is named after the same name, and therefore got the specific name aventurine feldspar.
The name Aventurin comes from the Italian, where "a ventura" means "good luck". Other explanations say that the name stands for the arbitrary deposits that give the stone its peculiarity. Because these are the ones that cause the typical glitter.
In mineralogy, there is even the technical term of "aventurizing".
The occurrence of Aventurine
This stone is especially common in the Urals.
But even in Germany there are some, if few, sites. So at Johanngeorgenstadt (Erzgebirge) and Aschaffenburg. Further occurrences are in India and Austria.
In addition, the healing stone is at home in Brazil, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Emergence of the aventurine
The quartz, which belongs to the mineral class of oxides, is formed in its typical way by the inclusions that make it shine and sparkle.
If the deposit consists of fuchsite, the stone appears green (this is the most common form), the inclusions are predominantly crocidolite or rutile, it is then a bluish shimmering stone. Even red variants are possible that have been acquired by hematite.
Not much is known about the history of the stone. However, at the beginning of the 18th century, a glass was produced near Venice, which was named after the quartz. At the end of the 19th century, a similar aventurine glass was made, which once again had almost the same appearance with iron and copper, and is very popular for making various articles from it, such as buttons. Occasionally, even glass mica sheets are incorporated in the glassworks to imitate the effect of the stone. However, the glass could not be produced in green for a long time - this was first achieved in 1865 by a Frenchman who added chrome to the glass.
With a similar appearance, there is a so-called Aventurine paint, which is common especially in Japan.
Properties of Aventurine
The hardness of the stone is given as 7, with 10 being the highest known level.
The density is 2.6; a split is not possible. The line color, ie the color that remains when the stone is moved along on unbaked porcelain, is white, as is the case with many gemstones. The aventurine is not transparent and has a glassy to fatty shine.
Above all, the green variants of the stone are known, and fascinated again and again by their glittering inclusions.
Effects of aventurine as a healing stone
The healing stone Aventurine is used for skin problems.
Skin irritations ranging from acne to rashes, psoriasis or sunburn are treated. In addition, the stone promises relief at an elevated cholesterol level or blood pressure and reduces deposits in the vessel walls. A strengthening of the connective tissue can go along with it. In lung diseases asthmatic or similar attacks are alleviated and pain of any kind can be reduced, especially on the back. A treatment of sore throat is also possible as well as the burden of kidney stones.
Also handed down is the help with digestive problems, hair loss and eye diseases. In addition, the Aventurin is said to be able to stimulate fat loss in the body and relieves cold symptoms.
The Aventurine can also provide a relaxing sleep, which is the prerequisite for feeling well and healthy.
Effects on soul and feeling
Relaxation and relaxation promises this healing stone, which also stands for courage and optimism.
He should bring a more positive attitude towards life and promote the individual personality. Relax and enjoy a break - that's what many people want in our hectic times. Therefore, it is effective to take this stone to help. He also promises new impulses in life, so it may be easier for you to get up to speed on your life.
Aventurine is considered the birthstone of Aries, Taurus and Cancer. Especially the latter should help the Aventurine to rest and serenity.
The shooter can benefit him by supporting its positive qualities.
Effects for the pure spirit
Thanks to Aventurine, you can get rid of psychosomatic disorders faster and get rid of fears and worries.
In addition, nervousness and stress are relieved. The stone is said to promote love for nature and life. He supports leadership qualities and tolerance as well as acceptance and helps with prolonged restlessness. Legend has it that the Aventurine can provide humor and help dispel many fears. To give in, to jump over one's own shadow - that is not easy for most people. The stone should work better in the future. The spiritual development is supported by the stone.
The aventurine is associated with the heart, with its calming effect is especially unfolded during meditation with the stone.
These meditations free from fears that often have their origins in childhood.