Aventurine 东菱石

宝玉石介绍 Gemstone Introduction

Deposit sites: Brazil, Russia, China, India, Australia, France and the United States.

Variety/Species: Quartz

Hardness: 7

Zodiacal sign: Taurus, Cancer, Sagittarius, Gemini

Color scheme: light to dark green gray, yellow to brown

Gemstone of the month: August, 8th Wedding Anniversary

This unusual translucent green stone that was discovered “by chance” (Italian “a Ventura”) in 17th Century Italy is very popular in Southeast Asia for necklaces, cabochons or carved pieces because of its similarity to jade.

Aventurine is believed to increase one’s luck and opportunities. Try wearing aventurine when you need a little something extra in your favor, such as a game of chance, a job interview or even a first date! It is also the quartz of harmony, promoting eternal joy and peace. Aventurine is one of the birthstones of August.