The Aventurine stone is a sparkling green quartz. What distinguishes this green quartz from other similar stones such as Jade or Amazonite is its translucency. Also, its shimmering effect that it is caused by the presence of inclusions of platy minerals.
But Aventurine is not always green, as some people seem to believe. Although green is the most common color of this quartz, the truth is that this stone can come in many different colors, including gray, brown, orange, yellow, and blue. But, more often than not the fuchsite (which is a variety of muscovite mica) bears chrome, which results in Aventurine having a blue or silvery green sheen. Because this is the classic inclusion for this quartz, green is its most common color.
When Aventurine is either brown or orange it is often because of the presence of goethite or hematite.
Aventurine is said to be a stone of prosperity.
It can help to reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness as well as to promote compassion and empathy.
It can help to encourage perseverance.
For some, it can stabilize their state of mind, stimulate perception and enhance creativity. It can aid in seeing alternatives and possibilities. For other people it helps to calm anger and irritation while promoting feelings of well-being.
Aventurine can help to stabilize and balance male-female energy.
Green Aventurine is a comforter and heart healer for some users. Green Aventurine can help to dissolve negative emotions and thoughts. It brings well-being and emotional calm to many. A good all-round multi purpose stone.
Wearing Aventurine also deflect electromagnetic smog and guards against environmental pollution. Taped to a cell phone, it protects against its emanations.