SymbolismThe symbolic qualities of the aventurine are said to include decisiveness, opportunities, wealth and luck. The beautiful aventurine is a gemstone of leadership and confidence. Wear it when you want to seize new opportunities. Aventurine is a reputation for being a lucky gemstone linked with wealth.
LegendsAccording to folklore, the aventurine was considered a lucky gemstone. Carrying an aventurine in the left pocket was said to bring luck, especially when purchasing a lottery ticket.
GemologyThe aventurine is, amongst other places, found in Brazil, India, Russia, the USA, Japan, Tanzania and Greenland. Aventurine belongs to the quartz family. Like most quartz gemstones, aventurine ranks at 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. It ranges in green colours of medium to dark, caused by inclusions of fuchsite mica within the gemstone. The aventurine displays a shimmering effect, which has been named aventurescence after the gemstone itself.