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The name aventurine derives from the Italian "a ventura" meaning "by chance." Aventurine is also referred to as Adventurine, Avanturine, Aventurine Quartz, and Indian Jade. It is used not only in various forms for metaphysical purposes, but in jewelry, vases, bowls and figurines, as well. Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterised by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence. The inclusions can also impart a distinct, and often beautiful, color to the material. Aventurine is most often green, but also occurs in orange, yellow, red, pink, brown, white, gray, and blue.
The inclusions in aventurine are abundant and in a common orientation, their reflections can be eye-catching. This property, along with desirable colors, are what give aventurine its appeal as a gemstone.The bright reflections and attractive colors make aventurine a popular semiprecious gemstone. These shimmery green semi precious gemstone known for its healing effects and exhibiting ‘aventurescence’.
Aventurine and jade are two green colored gemstones that may confuse some people. Aventurine is a variety of quartz which contains small Mica, Hematite or Goethite. Jade is the gemstone name given for two different minerals Nephrite and Jadeite. This is the key difference between Aventurine and Jade Gemstone.
Aventurine is an inexpensive and popular material for making tumbled stones in a rock tumbler. Aventurine stone is a variety of Quartz characterized by bright inclusions of Mica or other minerals that give a shimmering or glistening effect to the stone, referred to as aventurescence, especially notable when tumbled or polished.