Healing Stones Week: Aventurine

The Aventurine turtle pendant pictured above is probably the most powerful pebble in my gemstone pharmacy. I don’t wear it all the time, but whenever I do, I always feel better.

Aventurine is a kind of quartz. It contains small inclusions of shiny minerals which give the stone a sparkling effect known as aventurescence. It is an all-purpose healer, and is used to reduce stress and improve prosperity. The old timey Tibetans wore it to improve nearsightedness and to increase creativity.