Aventurine, Yellow

$12.25

Laughing Heart

Enjoy the present and be hopeful for the future.

Attract good friends, good fortune, and good times.

Act with integrity and be confident in your choices.

Relax fully and don’t take yourself too seriously.

Let Yellow Aventurine inspire you to love your life!

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Healing Properties of Yellow Aventurine

Spiritual: Yellow Aventurine teaches us the deep spiritual wisdom of joy. It shouts that the Divine loves to see us dancing, laughing, and giving in to outrageous spontaneous acts of kindness. It shows us that we honor the Divine best when we enjoy our life and enjoy the creation all around us. Yellow Aventurine invites us to explore the idea that the quest for enlightenment doesn’t need to be a serious struggle, and can instead be a merry journey. The energy of the Laughing Buddha or the Japanese God Hotai is embodied in this stone. Yellow Aventurine is attuned to the Solar Plexus, Heart and linked to the astrological sign of Aries. It is connected to the elements of Fire and Water and vibrates to the number 3.

Emotional: Yellow Aventurine has a happy-go-lucky energy. It encourages us to relax and find ways to “work smarter” rather than to “work harder.” It also insists that we conduct ourselves with the highest Integrity. It requires that when we make mistakes, we acknowledge them, fix what can be fixed, and then move on and not dwell on the past. Yellow Aventurine encourages us to play more and be open to new ideas. It is a wonderful stone for anyone who works with children or the young-at-heart, as well as adventurers of all types and ages.

Mental: Yellow Aventurine asks us to be brave, to trust ourselves, and to trust the world to be a genuinely good place to be. When we encounter injustice and danger, Yellow Aventurine encourages us to take action to solve problems and make the world a better place. It is a stone of action, asking us to not just “feel bad” about something or seek to “increase awareness” about something, but rather to personally get involved in finding and implementing real solutions. Yellow Aventurine attracts good people and good fortune, providing us with the resources we need to make a difference.

Physical: Yellow Aventurine is recommended when the fear or surprise of physical pain is worse than the actual pain.  It is great for children experiencing all the normal bumps and bruises of life.  It is also great for people of all ages who are scared of going to the doctor or of getting surgery and other medical procedures done.  Later on, Yellow Aventurine can also give us courage when we are afraid to ease off pain medication and/or resume normal life after the healing work is done.  It is a fantastic talisman for anyone who has become addicted to pills and wants to be free of that.  Yellow Aventurine teases us to not take life so seriously and reminds us that we are stronger than we give ourselves credit for.  

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Yellow Aventurine

Rough Aventurine yellowMineral Family: Tectosilicate

Chemical Composition: SiO2
Cleavage: None
Color: Yellow
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: Major Aventurine deposits are located in Brazil, India, and Russia. Additional deposits are in Austria, Chile, Spain, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

Mineral Family: Yellow Aventurine is a type of Quartz, which is in turn a Silicate mineral. 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 commonly green, but may also be blue, orange, pink, red, or white.

Formation: Aventurine is created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rocks. 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 Quartz crystals. Trace particles of Iron and Fuchsite (chromium mica) within the silica acid give Yellow Aventurine its color and sparkle.

Mining: Typically mined from the primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock. They are typically found as companion stones in commercial mines for various colored Quartz, Calcite, and other gemstones.

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

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Yellow Aventurine

History of Yellow 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.

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.  

Ethically Sourced Aventurine

 

The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.

The Gem Dealer sells 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 Lapidary are in neighboring countries and at least one middleman is involved.

 

 

The Mine

This Aventurine comes from a mine in the Kali Gandaki Gorge, Nepal.

Heavy mining equipment is banned in the area in order to protect the Gandaki River.

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary

This Aventurine was polished in Mumbai, India.

The Lapidary is a family business, owned by two business partners.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

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

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I first met one of the owners of the lapidary at the Denver Gem Show in 2017.  Our first encounter was short since it was my last day of shopping and I had already spent most of my budget.  But their tumbled stock was the highest quality I had ever seen.  A few months later we met again in Tucson and this time I made sure to see them at the beginning of the show!

In 2019, at the Tucson Gem Show, I was able to sit down with both owners and have a lengthy conversation about sourcing.  Unlike most vendors, they were willing to speak with me in-depth about how they make sure their business is ethical.  We talked about individual mines they source from both in India as well as how they source from other countries.  We also talked about how they treat their own workers and about the links between business, karma and God.   Their willingness to talk and their pleasure at the conversation makes me eager to continue to develop and deepen this relationship.

Safe Handling of Yellow Aventurine

Yellow Aventurine

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Yellow 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: India

Polishing Method: Hand polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: Yellow, very tiny sparkles
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: A
  • Shape: Rounded
  • Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is .5 oz / 14 g / 75 carats

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

Reviews

  1. Haley C. (Texas)

    Consistently amazing!! Ordered a few times so far, will continue <3

  2. Corey M. (California)

    Thank you again for your wonderful selections.

  3. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The yellow aventurine is beautiful and sparkles nicely! I’m slowly building the entire rainbow!

  4. Melissa H. (Washington)

    thank you again for taking such care with selecting my stones. I received them just now and they are so beautiful and have amazing energies. Thank you so much for these pieces <3

  5. Jason S. (Kentucky)

    I am very excited to say that I received my shipment today and am blown away by how awesome they are!! Now, to get to work with my new tools
    Thanks for being amazing

  6. Michelle V. (Georgia)

    pretty and interesting

  7. Kenye P. (Georgia)

    Thank you so much!!!!!!! The crystals are amazing and great customer service!!!! 🙂

  8. Kenye’ P. (Georgia)

    Yellow Aventurine is amazing!!!! 🙂

  9. Denise O. (New York)

    Beautiful stone! Arrived quickly!

  10. Kenzi G. (Washington)

    Placed a large order for tumbled stones that I planned to include with handmade Christmas gifts. Julie sent me the sweetest message after I had placed my order. I received them very quickly and upon opening the parcel I could tell they were all chosen and packaged with care. Each stone was lovely and felt great to hold. Julie is magnificent and I will definitely turn here first for any future purposes!

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