Rough Green Aventurine
Large green aventurine stones from our collection of crystals rocks and minerals. These colourful pieces are particularly eye-catching because of the presence of distinctive platy inclusions. Platy is a term that's used to describe inclusions of other minerals which are small and flat hence shaped similar to a plate. They tend to have a flaky appearance and when light reflects off their surface it gives the stone a sparkly appearance, this optical effect is known as aventurescence.
Aventurine is a variety of quartz which occurs in many colours including green, red, pink, orange, blue, grey and white. The presence of other minerals is what causes the change of colour in the stone but they must be present in great abundance in order to bring about a change in colour. Green aventurine is the result of inclusions of the mineral fuchsite (fook-site), a chromium-rich mica.
Some argue that because of the large percentage of other minerals present in aventurine it would be more accurate to refer to it as a rock instead of a mineral.
Our green aventurine stones come in two sizes but even so, weights and sizes do vary slightly from piece to piece. For this reason should you choose to purchase more than one, there is a possibility you may be charged slightly more for postage than we end up paying. Should this be the case any difference will be refunded once your order has been dispatched.
Save 10% on 5 Green Aventurine stones or 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams) : 15 - 32
Size Range (cms) : 2.4 - 4.3