About Aventurine

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  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
  • Common Associations


Mineralogy and Geology of Aventurine

Aventurine is a name used for several different minerals, as well as synthetic sparkly glasses (like goldstone  (add link) and blue goldstone). Usually aventurine is a type of green quartz with inter-grown mica or hematite giving a sparkly appearance. The name "aventurine" is also used for some feldspars that contain sparkly inclusions.

Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Green aventurine is often used for the heart chakra for activating, clearing and protecting. This stone adds balance and reinforces motivation and decisiveness. It can be used in ceremony to connect with the light of the heart chakra. It is a good all-around healing stone.

Common Associations

  • Chakra – depends on color and type
  • Numerology - vibrates to the number 3
  • Zodiac – Aries
  • Birthstone – no association
  • Wedding Anniversary – no association


* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.

*** Metaphysical properties come from: 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.

The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals (2003) Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 399 pp.

Crystal Muse (2017) Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, 285 pp.

Crystal Gridwork (2018) Kiera Fogg, Weiser Books, 128 pp.