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Aventurine

Color: green, blue, orange.

Hardness: 7

Sources: Brazil, India, Russia, Australia, and South Africa.

Aventurine belongs to the Quartz family. The original name is Aventurescence, meaning "flashes", due to the iridescence seen in the stone.
Aventurine was highly valued in ancient China where the emperors’ figures were carved from this stone and the temples were decorated with it.
It is believed to bring good luck; and to have a calming and balancing effect. The stone increases one's ability to express oneself, brings inspiration and enhances self-esteem. It protects emotionally and so makes it safe for the heart to open. It removes negative energies and is uplifting to the spirit.
It helps the body's metabolism and with the healing of problems in the sexual organs, heart, muscles and central nervous system.
The stone is considered good for “person who takes life easy”, a person who starts a new career or enters a new love affair. It is recommended to have the stone at home, at work and putting it on the body in place where there is pain or tension. It is considered a specifically good stone for children.

Green Aventurine suits mainly Aries and Aquarius.