♦ The name Aventurine comes from the Italian, a ventura, which means by chance.
♦ It is known as the stone of chance or luck. If you gamble or play the lotto, keep this stone in your left pocket.
♦ A legend from ancient Tibet says that aventurine was used to improve nearsightedness and to increase the wearer's creativity. It is said to increase perception and creative insight.
♦ Believed to calm a troubled mind, and bring about inner peace. It is also supposed to increase confidence and gratitude, and promote emotional tranquility and positive attitudes.
♦ Physically, it is an all around healing stone with benefits for the lungs, liver, sinuses, and heart. Use Aventurine to loosen and release negativity and energy blockages, including disease.
♦ Aventurine is an August birthstone and is associated with the signs of Libra, Aries and Taurus.