Aventurine and its properties:
The name aventurine leaves room for many doubts.
Definitely, what semi-precious stone can we really call mineral aventurine ?
It should be clarified that the usual and most used names to designate many of the most well-known gems or precious stones and to name minerals in general, derive from a commercial or popular nomenclature.
That happens with aventurine and with an endless number of other semi-precious stones such as jade, onyx, moonstone, emerald, jasper among other examples.
Very often, when buying minerals or looking for their properties, especially the aventurine stone, we are presented with several types of gems that bear the same name, other times we find the sale of minerals that are the same, but with very different names.
It will be more difficult if instead of going to a mineral store in our area we decide to buy aventurine online in a web store.
The first thing we will do is look for the stone by the name we know, but when we write aventurine, or something more specific like aventurine stone, perhaps even with more direct terms such as buying aventurine, we are presented with various types of natural and even synthetic semi-precious stones which are called aventurine.
We are in doubt as to which is the true aventurine stone and who is right. The clerk at the stone and mineral store in our city who has shown us that beautiful stone with green tones and that with such conviction claimed to be a green aventurine or the internet experts who point out that aventurine is a synthetic stone discovered by " luck "by the Italian alchemists?
The two options are true, both the natural green stone from the mineral store, as well as the synthetic stone with brilliant sparkle that some sites describe are called aventurine.
We will try to clarify all doubts about this, or better saying, these magnificent natural or synthetic stones that share the name of aventurine.
Aventurine, natural stone and its properties:
As we have said previously aventurine is a popular name that is used commercially to designate a type of quartz.
Being a commercial name that does not designate a specific mineral species, it is not a bad practice or a deception to call the colored quartz stone aventurine.
Bad intentions could only be considered if a stone is claimed to be natural aventurine without actually being natural.
That is what sometimes happens with the other aventurine, which we will talk about later and whose origin seems to be in 17th century Italy.
The best known natural aventurine stone is green quartz when it has inclusions of mica or other minerals.
Although in the past only green quartz with flashes of mica was known as a natural aventurine mineral, today many traders call opaque green quartz aventurine and other colors of aventurine mineral such as blue have also emerged on the international mineral market , orange, brown etc.
All these stones are actually types of quartz that their different impurities provide these colors so precious in natural semi-precious stones.
In general, aventurine is called, regardless of its color, those opaque quartz that present inclusions of other minerals such as mica, hematite or ghoetite.
These inclusions give the quartz the famous aventurine effect that are bright micro-sparkles in the stone.
This effect can also be observed in a more subtle way without the presence of these minerals when the crystallization of the quartz itself produces this type of optical effect.
Therefore, taking into account the appearance of natural stone, we can call various types of quartz aventurine.
The mineral aventurine has most of the physical and chemical properties of quartz, but it is not transparent even though it can be translucent and its crystalline habit is rather massive.
Another natural stone that is often called aventurine is the sun stone.
Sunstone is also a trade name given to a type of feldspar with an orange color and a very intense aventurine luster. Its color is very similar to synthetic aventurine and that is how confusion is generated.
Aventurine, the stone of the alchemists:
Now we will talk about synthetic aventurine and its beautiful history.
Although there are many prejudices when it comes to synthetic gemstones and in many cases these stones are rejected by the majority of people, in the case of aventurine its origin and legend are so beautiful and full of meaning that many prefer the synthetic adventure to the natural one.
This aventurine has a really attractive optical effect, even much more beautiful than its namesake, natural aventurine.
This effect is due to the fact that copper is included in its manufacture.
This kind of aventurine is actually a type of glass speckled with infinite shiny copper dots that give this stone a golden shower appearance. Therapeutic properties are popularly attributed to synthetic aventurine and copper could be responsible for this belief.
This aventurine is also known by other names such as gold stone, aventurine and as sandstone (sand stone) in English.
Its origin is not very clear, there are several versions of its history, there are even finds of objects made of similar materials but that are much earlier than the discovery of aventurine in Italy.
According to some Italian versions, aventurine was discovered by luck, that is, by "chance", and hence its name.
In the city of Murano, near Venice, the most magical version of the legend tells that the alchemists, seeking to make the philosopher's stone, will experiment with molten copper in the production of glass, thus achieving, without having the intention of doing so, the so beautiful effect of aventurine.
There is also evidence that in 17th century Venice the Miotti family was granted the exclusive license to manufacture aventurine , but it is difficult to confirm with accuracy that they were the true creators of the synthetic aventurine.
Magical qualities and therapeutic properties attributed to aventurine:
Many people ask us what aventurine is for, but as a mineral wholesaler we cannot confirm the therapeutic use of any stone as there is no scientific evidence to support these therapies.
Even so, it cannot be denied that the use of minerals as a therapeutic tool by those who trust in their powers is spreading more and more as a worldwide phenomenon.
Aventurine has always been known as the stone of good fortune, that is, the stone of luck.
Considered a powerful amulet, aventurine has been the favorite semi-precious stone of many travelers, players, merchants and people who over the centuries have relied on the magical properties of aventurine as a talisman of good luck, protection and good health .
The colors of aventurine and their meaning
For those who prefer Hinduism and the concept of the Chakras, the use of aventurine is given according to its colors and correspondence with the chakra to be healed.
Green aventurine is the most widely used for chakra therapy, perhaps because it is the best known.
According to the doctrines used by the Chakras for healing, each of these correspond to a color and thus it is possible to choose the most appropriate aventurine for certain energy points:
The best known of the natural aventurines, indicated to heal the 4th chakra, the heart chakra. Green aventurine is considered a calming stone, which fills the person who uses it with good feelings, fighting bad thoughts and depression.
Green aventurine is considered the stone of good health because its color evokes the archangel Raphael, commander of the angels of health.
It is not well known as aventurine, rather it is called blue quartz. In relation to the Chakras it is indicated to heal the throat chakra, the 5th chakra. It is a stone that encourages communication and helps the shy to improve their ability to express themselves.
It is related to the 3rd chakra, the solar plexus. It is a stone that brings joy and energy. Whoever uses it feels like taking action, without fear of making decisions and with leadership gifts.
Related to the 1st chakra, it acts as a bridge of connection with reality.
For those who believe in Angels, a good idea is to have a stone related to their archangel of devotion.
Where to buy aventurine
In our stones and minerals shop online you can find several products in green aventurine , we also have options in orange aventurine, brown aventurine and blue aventurine.
In addition, we have synthetic aventurine, but we call it gold stone to avoid misunderstandings, we call feldspar aventurine sun stone and we also have it available for purchase.
Buy aventurine wholesale
If you have a mineral store , a herbalist, an esoteric products store and you are looking for where to buy aventurine wholesale, you will be able to find on our website all kinds of products made of aventurine.
UniArt, wholesaler of minerals , allows you to buy natural stones with prices and special conditions for professionals.
We offer a large assortment to wholesale minerals .
The use of the aventurine stone:
Aventurine is a very versatile stone, it can be used in the manufacture of jewelry, costume jewelery and as a decorative stone.
You can find aventurine bracelets, aventurine necklaces, aventurine pendants among other kinds of accessories at a very accessible price.
Being a semi-precious stone with an economic price, anyone can buy aventurine as a fashion accessory.
In addition, this mineral is widely used in esoteric products such as aventurine pendulums and lucky charms.
We have an exclusive line of aventurine bracelets.
We use natural aventurine beads of various colors and decorative beads in our bracelets.
These bracelets have all the properties of the mineral aventurine.
Japa mala with aventurine
We also have bad japas of aventurine. They are pieces of superior quality made of aventurine stone that can be purchased in our online store for the sale of minerals wholesale and retail.
The bad japas are rosaries, of Buddhist tradition, used at first for the intonation of mantras and for meditation, but today they are often used as necklaces or bracelets.
Aventurine mala japas serve both as rosaries as well as zen-style necklaces.
Aventurine beads and beads:
Do you want to make your own aventurine bracelets or necklaces?
In our category of jewelery stones you can buy aventurine in strips to make bracelets, necklaces and crafts in general .
They are green aventurine beads, orange aventurine, brown aventurine, in addition to the synthetic aventurine that we call gold stone.
All of our aventurine beads are available to purchase wholesale and retail.
Aventurine as a decorative stone:
Even if we are not a mineral collector, we can have pieces made of aventurine in our home.
We can find figures, spheres, pyramids, obelisks among other decorative objects carved in aventurine in many places.
For those who like the originality of nature, a massive piece of aventurine can be used as a decoration piece or as part of a mineral collection.