Aventurine is a form of quartz that is recognized by its deep green coloring and shimmering effect known as aventurescence. This shimmering effect is the result of mineral inclusions throughout the stone which reflect light. The name of this stone comes from the Italian a ventura, meaning “by chance”. Green Avenurine is known as the “stone of opportunity” and thought to be the luckiest gem, promoting prosperity and favor. Green Aventurine helps to release old habits and disappointments to allow new positive growth to take place. Therefore, this stone transmits optimism and a zest for life, allowing one to progress with confidence and to embrace change. It enhances creativity and motivation, and encourages perseverance in maneuvering obstacles. It also reinforces one’s decisiveness and amplifies leadership qualities, injecting a sense of humor and openness to the ideas of others.