Green Aventurine 8mm Mala

$ 88.00

  • Green Aventurine 8mm Mala
  • Approx. 32" long
  • Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterized by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that form when quartz is subjected to heat and pressure, causing it to melt and resolidify with other minerals. This formation process gives a shimmering or glistening effect termed "aventurescence." The most common colour of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or gray. Chrome-bearing Fuschite (a variety of Muscovite Mica) is the classic inclusion, and gives a silvery green or blue sheen. While it is most often green, it also appears in orange, brown, yellow, blue, and grey.  Its name comes from Italian, “a ventura,” meaning “by chance.”  While most blue and green aventurine comes from India, the other colors are found in Chile, Spain, and Russia. In contemporary stone lore, Aventurine is considered a healing stone to soothe a troubled heart or calm distraught emotions.