Legend - Aventurine is named for its resemblance to the well-known aventurine glass of Venice, Italy. Tradition has it that a Murano workman accidentally dropped some copper filings in molten glass, creating an attractive new material. And so the glass was named avventurino for the Italian word avventura, or "by chance."
Properties - Believed to calm a troubled mind, thereby bringing inner peace. It is also supposed to increase confidence and gratitude, and promote emotional tranquility and positive attitudes. A gambler’s stone.
Description - Aventurine is a form of chalcedony (quartz) that contains small inclusions of various shiny minerals. Aventurine's granular appearance and particular translucence are its most distinctive characteristics. These Blue Aventurine beads are smokey blue with natural variations, there is a colour difference between the round and shaped strands. Sold as temporary strung 40cm (approx) strands.