Handmade Green Aventurine brass pendant strung on an 18" tarnish-free 14K gold-filled chain.
Inspired by Aten/Aton, the Sun God in traditional ancient Egyptian religion. Aten was the original sun god that the more popular sun god Ra was derived from. Aten was more of an aspect of Ra and is depicted as a solar disk terminating in human hands. Aten creates the son in the mother's womb, the seed in men, and has generated all life.
ORIGINS: India, Chile, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Austria, and Tanzania.
PROPERTIES: Green Aventurine comforts, harmonizes, protects the heart, and can help attract love later in life. It is one of the premier stones to attract luck, abundance, and success. Green Aventurine has a particularly soothing energy behind it and is recommended for working through unresolved emotional issues.
HISTORY: Legends say that it is an all-purpose healer, used to reduce stress, develop confidence, and imagination, and improve prosperity. A legend from ancient Tibet says that aventurine was used to improve nearsightedness and to increase the wearer's creativity. Many believe that aventurine has the capacity to calm a troubled spirit and bring about inner peace.
Its interesting that the name for the stone is derived from an accident. Sometime during the 18th century, Venetian glass workers were preparing molten glass when copper filings accidentally fell into the batch producing a glass with sparkles. The name aventurine comes from the Italian "a ventura," which means"by chance".
It is a rare rock. It's not an actual mineral, as it is made when other natural minerals form in the quartzite during high grade metamorphism, which depends on the impurities present in the original quartz-rich sedimentary deposit. Aventurine's green tint is a result of shimmering inclusions of Mica.