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