Aventurine is a type of quartz that contains small, glittering inclusions, often mica or iron oxides, that give the stone a shimmering or glistening effect known as aventurescence. Most commonly found in a verdant green color, it can also occur in shades of blue, yellow, and even peach or brown. The majority of green and blue aventurine is mined in India, while the white, gray, and orange-to-yellow types are found primarily in Spain, Russia, and Chile.
Metaphysically, aventurine is known as the "Stone of Opportunity." It is thought to be one of the luckiest crystals, especially in manifesting prosperity and wealth, or for increasing favor in competitions or games of chance. Its winning energy makes it a great ally for boosting one’s chances in any situation, a first date, tax audit, or even landing a promotion.
Not only is aventurine useful when it comes to wealth, it also has other powerful spiritual attributes. Its deeper purpose is to aid personal growth and enable one to embrace change. It reinforces leadership qualities and aids in decision-making. It encourages perseverance, stabilizes the mind, stimulates perception, and enhances creativity.
The green variety of aventurine is linked to the heart chakra, and is said to bring comfort, harmonize, and protect the heart. It can help attract love, and also to enable you to love more, stimulating the heart and opening you up to true love and divine love. Blue aventurine is connected to the third eye chakra and improves mental abilities.