Aventurine, White

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Be a problem-solver and step into your power.

Feel protected, balanced and compassionate.

Handle difficulties with grace and intelligence.

Relax more and give yourself time to grow.

Let White Aventurine inspire a pioneering spirit!

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Healing Properties of White Aventurine

Spiritual: White Aventurine shows us how to see ourselves and all of humanity as we truly are – mistakes, warts and all – and love anyway.  It brings clarity to mystical visions and strengthens our resolve to pursue a spiritual path.  White Aventurine encourages big thoughts, big dreams and big action.  It has an exceptionally positive vibration which makes it easier to step into our personal power and make our dreams come true.  White Aventurine encourages us to be the best version of ourselves, staying young at heart while growing wise in judgement.  White Aventurine is highly recommended for empaths who need energetic protection and balance.  It helps us from being overwhelmed by other people’s energies and also gives us clarity to discern between our own energy and other people’s.  White Aventurine encourages us to be compassionate and understanding of others, while also having sensible boundaries and taking good care of ourselves.  White Aventurine is attuned to the Heart and Crown Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Aries and Aquarius. It is connected to the elements of Earth and Fire and vibrates to the numbers 3 and 8.

Emotional: White Aventurine has a wise and joyful energy that helps us to patiently navigate the ups and downs of life.  When things are going well, it helps us to truly relax and enjoy it.  When things aren’t going well or when we notice a negative quality in ourselves, White Aventurine helps us to own it and swiftly make the right changes.  It encourages productive self-reflection, compassion and growth.  White Aventurine reduces the urge to throw a tantrum or behave childishly when faced with problems.   In particular, it reduces the knee-jerk response to blame others and reject any responsibility for negative situations.  White Aventurine help us to break old emotional habits that no longer serve us and replace them with healthier habits that support a happy life.  White Aventurine diminishes the power of emotional triggers, particularly if someone is deliberately pressing our buttons in order to get a rise out of us.  White Aventurine is a phenomenal stone to keep nearby when dealing with siblings, during a break-up or at anytime when we may feel more emotionally vulnerable.  When we need help loving someone who is acting in an unlovable way, White Aventurine gives us patience and encourages us to have a sense of humor.

Mental: White Aventurine encourages leadership and decisiveness.  It has a pioneering energy that encourages us to seek new horizons and challenge the status quo.  It asks us to trust our instincts when we have experience and knowledge about a situation.  It invites us to be more curious and openminded when faced with something new.  White Aventurine encourages problem-solving rather than problem-blaming.  It helps us to see the big picture, while also identifying the most important details that require special attention.  White Aventurine reduces information-overload and helps us be patient during learning curves.  It is especially useful when exploring the links between diverse or contrary disciplines, such as science and art or politics and faith.  White Aventurine encourages tolerance and intelligence.

Physical: White Aventurine is recommended for reducing psychological stress and encouraging relaxation techniques.  It helps us to settle into a useful mindset during meditation, yoga, tai chi, and other spiritual or therapeutic practices.  It helps us to pay attention to our breath and to relax our muscles and move with deliberation.  When our brain is distracted or we feel hyperactive, White Aventurine helps us to be patient and understanding with ourselves and to not take ourselves too seriously.  White Aventurine invites us to simply shift back into the present moment without stressing over the past or the future.  If our sleep is troubled, whether by insomnia, excessive sleeping or bad dreams, White Aventurine has a soothing presence.  It helps us to take sensible action to help our mind know when it’s time to relax and when to wake back up.  If problems persist long-term, White Aventurine helps us to be patient and committed to problem-solving.

 

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White Aventurine

White Aventurine, Andhra Pradesh, India

Mineral Family: Tectosilicate

Chemical Composition: SiO2
Cleavage: None
Color: White
Crystal System: Hexagonal/triagonal
Form/Habit: Massive
Fracture: Conchoidal, brittle
Gravity: 2.65-2.69
Hardness: 7
Luminescence: Unknown
Luster: Aventurescent
Streak: White
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

Location: Aventurine comes in a variety of colors with significant deposits found in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Russia, Spain, Tanzania and the United States.  White Aventurine typically comes from Canada and India

Mineral Family: White Aventurine is a type of microcrystalline Quartz with a spangled and sparkly appearance.  All varieties of Quartz are Silicate minerals. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right, and has two main subdivisions, macrocrystalline (crystals that are large enough to be seen by the naked eye, for example, Amethyst) and microcrystalline (crystals so small they can only be seen through a microscope, for example, Agate). Aventurine is one of these macrocrystalline Quartzes. It is most famously green, but may also be blue, orange, pink, red, white or yellow.

Formation: Aventurine is created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rock. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound. The bubble becomes a hollow space in the igneous rock and the silica acid becomes some variety of Quartz.  In the case of Aventurine, the Quartz is formed into microscopic crystalline particles mixed with trace particles of other minerals, such as Fuchsite, Hematite and Lepidolite.   In the case of White Aventurine, the color comes from mica minerals such as White Muscovite.

Mining: Aventurines are typically mined from the primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock. They are typically found as secondary stones in commercial mines for Quartz, Calcite and/or Feldspars.

Enhancements: All Aventurines on the market are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough White Aventurine

History of White Aventurine

All colors of Aventurine may be considered relatively “new” healing stones whose properties have only recently begun to be explored. Aventurine was not included as a distinct mineral in most early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers.

According to one modern lapidary, ancient Tibetan statues were often decorated with Aventurine, particularly for the eyes. Supposedly, this was to symbolically increase the statue’s visionary powers; whether this is a historically accurate statement or not is less clear.

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Aventurine Gemstone

The one thing we absolutely know about the history of Aventurine is how it got its name. It comes from the Italian a ventura, meaning “by chance.” The name actually refers to the 18th century discovery of Goldstone, a man-made sparkly glass, which is usually golden-orange or blue-purple. Goldstone has a distinctive sparkle. Natural Aventurine also sparkles, although less uniformly. 

One of the ways that geologists identify stones is by their luster, or how light reflects off a stone. For example, Quartz has a Vitreous (like glass) luster, while Hematite has a Metallic luster, and Jade has a Waxy luster. A few stones have very special lusters, like Tigers Eye’s chatoyancy luster with is luminous moving bands and Labradorite’s iridescent luster (schiller effect) with its bright flashing colors.

On other special luster is “aventurescent” – the official term for stones that sparkle and glitter. Only two natural gemstones have this quality. Aventurine and Sunstone.  

Photos: Aventurine

Ethically Sourced Pink Aventurine

 

The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.

The Exporter sells directly to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and relatively short.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries and at least one middleman is involved.

 

 

The Mine

This Pink Aventurine comes from an industrial Granite mine in Ontario, Canada.

The exact mine is unknown, but Canada is one of the few countries that has adopted

environmentally-friendly and sustainable mining practices.

Canada has one of the safest mining standards in the world. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary

This Pink Aventurine was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I have been doing business with this source since 2014.  They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons.  Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it.  The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.

The current owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally.  For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners.  The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.  Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin.  For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly.  As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them.  However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.

Safe Handling of Pink Aventurine

White Aventurine

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural White Aventurine

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Ontario, Canada

Polishing Method: Drum-tumbled. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: White with tiny sparkles
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Irregular tumbled shape
  • Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm at the longest diameter
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is .3 oz / 8.5 g / 42 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Reviews

  1. Beth S. (Kentucky)

    Just want you to know how much I adore the White Aventurine. It’s so spangly, sparkly and glittery! In certain lights the sparklies have pastel tints. My connection to it was immediate and full of delight. I’m also finding that it combines easily and smoothly with a wide range of other stones. It’s as comfortable as it is pretty.

  2. Beth S. (Kentucky)

    Just want you to know how much I adore the White Aventurine. It’s so spangly, sparkly and glittery! In certain lights the sparklies have pastel tints. My connection to it was immediate and full of delight. I’m also finding that it combines easily and smoothly with a wide range of other stones. It’s as comfortable as it is pretty.

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