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.