Green Aventurine: Meanings, Properties, Uses, Benefits & More

There’s a beautiful, jadelike stone that is often mistaken for glass because it seems as if it is filled with glitter. Ironically enough, it’s even named after a fake stone, but Green Aventurine is very real and said to be quite lucky for it’s owner as well!

Today we’ll take a look at the history of this stone, as well as the recommended and traditional uses, and we’ll even analyze it with Numerology to see if the numbers back up the hype. If that’s not enough for you, we’ve also got some Runic applications and even some Feng Shui tips for incorporating Green Aventurine into your home-harmony setup.

Before we proceed, we just want to state clearly that everything you read here is provided for informational purposes ONLY and is not meant to diagnose, treat, or replace any modern medical advice or treatment.

We’re just here to give you the fruits of our research, but when it comes to your health you should always do what your doctor says and if you want to use stone healing too, then use it WITH any treatment for best results.

That said, let’s get started exploring the lore and properties of the Gambler’s stone – Green Aventurine!

Getting Started With Green Aventurine

Since we are at the ‘starting gate’ of this article, we’d like to make sure that there is smooth travelling along the track by giving you a quick reference profile for this stone. Here we will tell you what it is most commonly used for, where it comes from, and its Geological composition as well as it’s common nicknames.

Let’s take a quick and concise look at Green Aventurine for a basic foundation and then we’ll build onto that with it’s properties and more!

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Green Aventurine – aka ‘The Gambler’s stone’ and ‘Indian Jade’

Color: Light to darker glittery-green. While Aventurine does come in other colors, Green Aventurine only occurs with the presence of Fuchsite mica flakes inside, while the other color variants rely on different deposits to color the stones.

Rarity: While the stone itself could be considered ‘available, but uncommon’, Green Aventurine is the most common variety of Aventurine.

Found in: Brazil, India, Chile, Russia, and China

Most commonly used for: Luck, inspiration, self-confidence, and Intuition

Description:

Compositionally, Green Aventurine is a hexagonally structured variety of Quartz with Fuchsite inclusions with conchoidal clefts present in the genuine article.

Green Aventurine Properties

Aventurine is a fun little stone. Even the name ‘Aventurine’ has at its roots ‘by chance’, making this a stone almost wholly dedicated to luck –especially gambling luck. That said, this stone is also believed to be associated with confidence, prosperity, and with chasing down goals that seem a bit ambitious – but that you fully intend to chase anyway.

Finally, it is also a stone that helps push you into trusting your intuition, granting confidence along with that give to keep you moving ahead, even when times seem rought.

Green Aventurine Meaning

Symbolically Aventurine is a stone of luck and of the heart. The green coloration aligns it with both, after all, for the Heart Chakra has green as it’s color and, in the U.S., that’s also the color of cold, hard cash. Looking at the stone itself, the Fuchsite inside that gives it the green inclusions also fills it with glitter, making it look like a little piece of dream and magic.

Fantasy, luck, love, and money – it’s a stone that’s like a captured dream!

Green aventurine

Birthstones and the Zodiac: Where Does Green Aventurine Fit In?

Aventurine is considered to be a secondary birthstone option for the month of August. This makes it a good birthstone for an August Virgo or Libra and makes a nice good luck piece of jewelry for everyday wear if you’re one of these!

Numerology of Green Aventurine

When it comes to opening up the mysteries of the universe to get a look ‘under the hood’, nothing works quite as well as Numerology. It all boils down to that all-important concept of naming things. Countless ancient stories tell us that to know a things name is a powerful thing and Numerology takes that a step further by showing us the energies associated with it’s letters.

It’s surprisingly accurate, which is why it’s been in use since 500 B.C.! With that in mind, we’re going to give you a little demonstration with Aventurine that we hope you will find useful, as we’ll take it apart with Numerology to see what is inside!

To do this, we’ll calculate the following:

  • Personality number – Overall count of consonants in the name
  • Heart’s desire number – Overall count of vowels in the name
  • Destiny number – overall count from all letters of the name

Personality Number

The ‘Personality number’ is the general energy that this stone sends into the world and we calculate it by adding up the consonants of the name and reducing it to its core number.

  • Green Aventurine
    • G+R+N+V+N+T+R+N
    • 7+9+5+4+5+2+9+5=46
    • 4+6=10
    • 1+0=1(10)

Major Influence Number: 1(10)

The energy which Green Aventurine exudes is a bit of distilled confidence in the form of the number 1. 1 is a number that indicates moving boldly forward and initiating a change deliberately and directly. We also have a 10, which is another action number, however 10 is all about potential. Essentially, we have the push for a chance and the lofty target, showing up in the Numerology right from the start.

Minor Influence Number: 5, 9

As minor influence numbers, we have both 5 and 9, and 5 is a number of taking an open-minded and rather ‘hungry’ approach to life, with the intent of satiating all of the senses when it comes to experiencing each and every thing. Touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight – all are employed, so that the ‘little things’ get the proper attention that they deserve.

With 9, we have ‘old soul’ energy, and it seems to be a purposeful pairing. After all, old souls know that the key to a happy life is learning not to live on ‘automatic’, because it’s the tiny, beautiful details that truly make all of the difference.

Heart’s Desire Number

The ‘Heart’s Desire’ is the motivation and goals to which this stone is most aligned. This is determined by the count of the vowels in the name, broken down to their essential number.

  • Green Aventurine
    • E+E+A+E+U+I+E
    • 5+5+1+5+3+9+5=33
    • 3+3=6(33)

Major Influence Number: 6(33)

The Heart’s Desire number is basically the general energies with which something or someone is aligned, and as a Major influence here we have the number 6, along with a 33. 6 is a number of empathy and support, which Aventurine provides its owner, but the number 3 coming up gives this a lot of extra power.

33 is a Master Number, with the primary ones being 11, 22, and 33. As 33 is a combination of 11 and 22, it is called the ‘Master Teacher’, and it’s a number that pops up Biblically quite a lot – Jesus lived for 33 years, the Temple of Solomon stood for 33 years, and the name of God is actually mentioned 3 times in the Book of Genesis!

It’s a number of spirituality, as well as intuition, and it’s presence in the very name of a stone said to be lucky is fitting and interesting indeed.

Minor Influence Number: 5

Destiny Number

The ‘Destiny number indicates how the stone effects are expressed towards one’s goals and it is determined by calculating the total of all of the letters on the name and reducing them to their core number.

  • Green Aventurine
    • G+R+E+E+N+A+V+E+N+T+U+R+I+N+E
    • 7+9+5+5+5+1+4+5+5+2+3+9+9+5+5=79
    • 7+9=16
    • 1+6=7

Major Influence Number: 7

The Destiny number in Numerology is how the associated energies manifest in connection with achieving your goals and once again, we have a powerful number for Intuition. 7 is a number of ‘taking an analysis’, but it’s not the kind that comes with facts and figures. Rather, it’s a quick assessment that simply feels correct in your gut –and most often is– no matter what the odds seem to say. It is analytical, but intuition rather than logic-based.

Minor Influence Number: 5, 9

In the final portion of our Numerological profile of Aventurine, once again we have 5 and 9 together, cementing once again the open-mindedness of the old soul. Aventurine is often misspelled as ‘Adventurine’ and it’s kind of more fitting when it’s spelled that way. As you can see, once again Numerology seems to be eerily spot on when it comes to analyzing the name of just about anything.

So, is Aventurine really a lucky stone? Numerology sure seems to point towards the affirmative!

Feng Shui Advantages Of Green Aventurine

There’s something special about the Feng Shui mindset. By arranging your home to promote success, prosperity, and happiness, one is setting an important foundation towards achieving these things. After all, your home is where you spend much of your time and when the very arrangement of items inside it is so carefully placed, it serves as a constant reminder of your goals and helps to keep you focused.

In this section, we’ll explain which Baguas might benefit the most from Aventurine and we’ll even go room by room to give you an idea of some creative placements that you can use directly or simply as inspiration for a little creative Feng Shui of your own. Let’s get started with those Baguas!

Bagua Placement: Zhen, Kan, Kun

Zhen is probably the most well-aligned and fortuitous placement option. Green is one of it’s colors, making Aventurine a good fit from this perspective, but the energies are also quite aligned as well. Zhen is the Bagua of family and new beginnings, and Aventurine’s luck and intuition enhancement can help for a harmonious existence with the family unit as well as good fortune in building your new life.

Kan, your career and life path, can also benefit greatly from this. Aventurine can help you to gain access to lucky opportunities which can really make your business or career grow. This can be an especially fitting placement at the start of a new business, when you have some good ideas but you are shy about implementing them – it can help you to ‘go with your gut’ and succeed because you did!

Finally, placement of Aventurine in Jun, your area of love and relationships, can help to ensure lucky encounters and intimacy that feels instinctual – bringing or even returning that ‘spark’ a little that we all crave so much. Now that we’ve covered Baguas, let’s go room by room to see how Aventurine might be a good fit.

Bathroom

Who couldn’t use a little luck to start their day? Aventurine in the bathroom puts you close to its lucky energies first thing in the morning when you are waking up and cleaning off. Armed with a little good fortune, you’ll already have an edge to use for the day ahead.

Bedroom

We mentioned that intuitive energies of Aventurine can help in the bedroom, but you can also put a small piece in the pillowcase on the underside for intuitive dreams or to give your luck a push if there is something that you are hoping for on the next day.

Entrance

Placed at the entrance, Aventurine can help to remind you when you come back home of all the tiny blessings that are housed inside. Too often we forget these and grow frustrated with our lives, and a little reminder can help to put you in a more prosperous mindset.

Kitchen

In the kitchen, Aventurine can help you to ‘gamble’ a little on what dishes you make and the spices that you use, with a little luck thrown in so that you’ll be less hesitant to try some new things and quite likely to reap the rewards of this!

Living Room

Aventurine doesn’t do much for the entertainment area, but if you have a desk that you use in your living room for a home business, then adding Aventurine can help you to make more lucrative intuition-based decisions for making that business grow.

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Chakras and Green Aventurine

With its green color and it’s confidence-boosting energies, Green Aventurine is a good fit for Anahata, the Heart Chakra. You could also use it for Ajna, the Third eye Chakra, to deal with blockage or to encourage your intuition.

Elder Futhark Runes and the Suitability of Green Aventurine

In this section we like to take a moment to look at the suitability of certain stones when it comes to Odin’s Alphabet – the mighty Runes! While many sets come pre-made on a specific stone, some Runesters like to customize their sets to pick one stone for a specific one or two Runes in their set, and we’ll cater to both of there in the sections to follow.

First we’ll look at the advantages of Aventurine as a complete set and then give you some specific Runes which we feel might benefit and harmonize with the energies of Aventurine. Without further ado, let’s take a look!

Green Aventurine Stones as a Complete Set

As a complete set, Runes hosted on Aventurine might help one to get a better glance in divination practice as to what influences in a reading are mere chance, as opposed to a deliberate pattern towards a particular outcome. The stone will also help the Rune reader to be less literal in their interpretations and more intuitive about them – which can certainly be a plus, especially if you are still learning.

Benefits of Green Aventurine for Specific Runes

Now that we’ve looked at the merits of an Aventurine set, let’s get a little more targeted and see which Runes might benefit the most from being hosted on this stone. We’ve picked out 5 for you, but feel free to use your own interpretations too – these are just here to serve as an example of what you might try.

Fehu

Fehu is the rune of money, specifically in a tradable and primitive form. Originally represented by livestock, this is finance depicted as something which is alive and needs to be moved at the right times if one is going to benefit the most from them. The glittery ‘Aventurescence’ of Aventurine fits quite well to represent this and it’s ties to luck make it also a good match for the Rune of juggling finance.

Perthro

Perthro is probably the most harmonious fit for this stone. The name literally means ‘lot box’, which is just a description for the cup used to throw the dice when one is gambling. This makes Aventurine a perfect fit and you might also carry this rune along with you on that next trip to Vegas – you never know when it might come in handy!

Uruz

Uruz is the ‘ox’ and represents animal nature at a subconscious level…. Essentially the ability to ‘let go’ and simply do what is needed. Aventurine has energies which align with intuition and the primal, making it a good host for the Uruz rune.

Wunjo

Wunjo, the Rune of Joy, teaches us that as long as you have a roof over your head and food to eat, there is a good reason to rejoice. It reminds us of the simple good fortunes that we often take for granted, which fits quite nicely with the energies of Aventurine.

Nauthiz

Nauthiz is ‘Need fire’, represented in its shape which is like two sticks being rubbed together. It’s the creative spark to survive that comes when we need it the most, which fits our most primal definition of confident luck – it’s literally a gamble for your life. Aventurine and Nauthiz would thus make an excellent pairing.

Creative Ways to Use Green Aventurine

As one of the few genuine ‘luck stones’, you would do well to make your own personal good luck charm that you can carve into or paint onto this stone. Paint a depiction of your lucky animal, throw in a Perthro Rune, and add anything else that you like.

Carry it with you when you need a bit of luck, just use it sparingly – after all, luck always has an element of chance, so you’ll get better results if you play by it’s rules and only use your charm when it’s really important.

You might also put a bit of Aventurine in your pillowcase along with a lotto form for picking your numbers. As soon as you wake, take out the form and pick the ones that feel right and see if you are lucky!

Green Aventurine as a Meditation Tool

We like to include unique meditations in out articles as a little gift to our readers and today we’ve got a Rune meditation that you can use for charging a Perthro Rune that you have carved or painted on a piece of Aventurine. You can use this for divination or simply carry it for good luck. To get started, you’ll want to have your stone ready and you should sit somewhere comfortable with the stone cradled in one of both of your hands.

Begin your breathing exercises or if you don’t have a preferred rhythm memorized yet, then a simple one will do. Just breathe in for a slow count of 3, hold the beath inside you for another count of 3, and exhale the breath steadily for a final count of 3. Do this until it feels comfortable and doesn’t require a mental effort to maintain – it make take 3 – 5 minutes, so be patient and you’ll get there.

Once you are breathing in a relaxed fashion then look at the stone and the Rune upon it. See the Rune as a being made of a bright red shining light. Note the glimmers around it from the Aventurine, as if glittery-gold is sparkling just underneath a cover of moss under the water.

Pertho is the dice-cup, the force of ‘chance’, but to understand it fully you need to recognize that it has a relationship with Laguz, ‘the lake’, which represents spirituality. Say aloud the following words:

“Laguz is the water,

Perthro is the movement of that water,

It is luck and life and the moment,

I see it fully in this stone in my hand,

I understand it, Know it by name,

And I will call it only when it is truly needed”

Visualize the Aventurine growing into a large pond and see the waters swirling, with the bright Rune growing even brighter as it does. Hold this image in your mind until you feel that you will remember this feeling when you need it. Relax your breathing when you feel ready and the meditation is done.

Carry this Rune with you for luck or use it in your divination to help you to see when someone’s luck is blocked or is actively in play towards a certain outcome.

Is Green Aventurine Expensive to Obtain?

A popular alternative to expensive Jade, Green Aventurine may be purchased wholesale for approximately $3 to $4 per carat, or retail for a range of as little a $3 to a much as $30 per carat. Once you’ve seen the silky light-green color of a particularly nice specimen and felt the smoothness firsthand, you’ll definitely want some of your own, and it’s nice to know that it’s definitely priced ‘to go’!

How Can You Tell if Green Aventurine Is Genuine?

One thing you quickly learn when you are hunting for stones is that there is just about no stone that someone won’t try to copy. It’s part and parcel of the package, unfortunately, and this means that there are ‘Green Aventurines’ out there which are actually just Agates, dyed Clear Quartz, or even glass.

That said, you do some have a few tools at your disposal to avoid ‘Fauxventurine’ and in this section, we’ll give you 5 things that you can check for to accomplish exactly that.

Aventurescence (it’s a thing!)

Aventurescence is a term that is used with Aventurine, though you’ll also hear it mentioned with other stones such as Sunstone and Goldstone (which is actually a synthetic glass). What is describes is a refractive effect that creates the appearance of ‘glitter’ inside in a stone.

With Green Aventurine, this is caused by the presence of a greenish mica which is enriched in chromium that creates inclusions in the stone and gives it that signature green color and sparkle. It’s one case where inclusions are actually desirable, as without them your stone would look quite a bit different.

Now that you know this, you should also know that the lower the mica content, the more lustrous the stone. Very tiny inclusions and a low amount of it make for that jade-like appearance, while Green Aventurine with high amounts of it will be a bit greener and quite glittery inside.

Incidentally, alternate colors of Aventurine also have inclusions, but with a different composition:

  • Pink, red, orange, brown, and purple – Includes inclusions in the form of flakes of Hematite, Goethite, or Lepidolite.
  • Silvery-gray or yellowish – Inclusions are made from Ilmenite or Muscovite.

So, in a nutshell, check the ‘Aventurescense’ to look for a jadelike luster or a bit of green glitter inside and if you see it, then the first test is passed.

It’s Conchoidal and Hexagonal in Structure

Aventurine has a distinctive crystalline structure. The crystals are developed hexagonally and any cleavage in the stone is going to be ‘conchoidal’. That sounds fancy, but ‘conch’ is the important word hear. Think of a conch shell and you’ll remember that conchoidal cleavage means simply that any breaks in the stone are going to resemble sea shells.

Agate is often substituted for Aventurine and if you see a fibrous crystalline structure (ie it contains small, fine crystals internally that look like hair) then you’ll know it’s really an Agate and not Aventurine that you are looking at.

Mohs Hardness Scale

Mohs hardness scale allows you to test the authenticity of stone by attempting to scratch it with something that falls lower on the scale. A stone or item with a lower rating on Mohs should not be able to scratch a higher rated one, and you can even purchase picks that have the different Mohs hardness ratings to bring with you or simply to identify stones at home.

Green Aventurine scores a 6.5 to 7 on Mohs, which is the same as Agate (6.5-7) and close to Clear Quartz (7), which is another reason why these stones are often used as ‘fakes’ in the place of genuine Aventurine.

Find Out Where It Was Mined

Finding out where the Aventurine came from is useful. If you are told it is ‘American Aventurine’, then it’s likely just glittery glass or modified clear Quartz and you definitely don’t want that. Aventurine is most commonly mined from India or Brazil, but it also comes from other places, such as Austria, Spain, Russia, and Tanzania.

Check for Dye Marks

With Clear Quartz ‘Fauxventurine’, green dye is injected into the stone and it can look quite nice — until you get a closer with your handy Jeweler’s loupe. This gives you a 10x magnification and sometimes you can spot concentrations of dye within the Clear Quartz! If you see this, then you will know right away that the Aventurine you are looking at is not the real deal!

How to Clean Your Green Aventurine

You can soak your Aventurine if you like it. Unlike some stones, it doesn’t have any compounds inside it that will react poorly with the water, which is always a good thing to know about your stone. The easiest way to clean it up is going to be by avoiding ultrasonic and tumble type cleaners, which CAN be a bit too abrasive, and simply giving it a nice scrubbing with a soft-bristle toothbrush, soap, and water.

Once you are done, simply give it a rinse, and your Aventurine should look shiny and nice.

Preparing Your Green Aventurine Before Use

Aventurine is a form of Quartz and this is important to know when you are cleansing it, because this means that you don’t want to leave it in the sun. Colored Quartz varieties can lose a bit of their color from prolonged UV and sunlight exposure, so if you want to cleanse it with sunlight then you’ll want to keep the times quite minimal to avoid fading your stone’s color.

You could simply purify it in moonlight, as an alternative, and other options like saltwater, rainwater, incense, or a smudge stick are also perfectly fine. Just keep it out of the direct sunlight or you might well lose a bit of that fantastic luster.

History of Green Aventurine

The name ‘Aventurine’ has an interesting story behind it. While the name itself was coined in the 18th century in Italy from the phrase ‘a ventura’, meaning ‘by chance’, it was actually named after a type of glittery glass that was produced earlier in the 1700’s when someone accidentally dropped metal filings into a vat of melted glass.

The actual stone looked so much like this glass, that the name was transferred to the natural variety and it has stuck ever since.

Now, while it didn’t get that name until the 1800’s, it was certainly still around, and since the best pieces were mined from India it was often referred to as ‘Indian Jade’. The Chinese were well aware of this stone and they associated it with Kuan-Yin, who was a goddess of mercy, though Greek Warriors wore it for a different purpose indeed – good fortune in war!

In India, the stone is considered to be a luck stone, and the glittery ‘Aventurescence’ certainly brings thoughts of happiness and good fortune to all those who look upon it. While it’s history is fairly young when compared to many other stones we have discussed, it is nonetheless one of Nature’s wonders and truly a sight to see!

Some Final Words on Using Green Aventurine

So, there you have it! We hope that you’ve enjoyed this little exploration into the lucky stone that’s often mistaken for glittery-glass. Now that you know what produces that glitter and what to expect from the real deal, you’ll also be able to avoid merchants that try to pass off ACTUAL glittery glass to you, or as we like to call it – Fauxventurine.

While it has a fairly short history in comparison to many other stones, Green Aventurine is certainly desirable with it’s associations with luck. You really don’t run into many stones that seem so completely targeted toward good fortune – to the point that even the Numerology is basically pointing a neon ‘good luck’ sign at it.

So, be sure to get a little of your own and you can see for yourself. Lucky or not, it’s undeniably a beautiful piece of Nature’s handiwork and almost like a little joke on her part – as if to say, ‘look at this – I’ve made a stone that no one will believe is real – but it is’.

Until next time, don’t forget to bring your jeweler’s loupe when you are shopping stones, and we wish you and yours the very best!