Our aventurine necklace is composed of a square-shaped wire cage on a black leather cord which contains a tumbled aventurine stone of about 1" length. The stone is easy to pop in and out for personal use, but will not fall out on its own. The stone was mined in India. The photo is an example of one product, and the product you receive may vary in shape, size, and color.
This item ships directly from our store in Newmarket, Ontario.
Aventurine is a quartz with inclusions of mineral platelets which give it a glittery effect. The most common color is green, but it also comes in blue, brown, gray, orange, and yellow. Its name comes from the Italian "a ventura," meaning "by chance." This is a reference to the accidental discovery of aventurine glass in the 1700s.
According to The Golden Bough by Sir James George Frazer, the Lotuko, Bari, and Lokoya of South Sudan have used aventurine, quartz, and amethyst as rain stones in rain-bringing rituals.