A form of quartz with several mineral inclusions which give it a shimmering luster called aventurescence.
Hardness: 6.5 to 7 Locations: Italy, Brazil, China, India, Russia, Tibet, Nepal
Astrological sign of: Aries
Aventurine is beneficial for balancing male-female energy. It helps with prosperity, compassion, empathy, irritation, creativity, and aiding in emotional recovery. It also reinforces ones decisiveness, amplifies leadership qualities, and enhances the instinct. Aventurine is a great protector against those who wish to use the energy of another.