With sparkly metallic inclusion, Aventurine belongs to the variety of Quartz. The glittery inclusions occur due to the presence of muscovite mica. The sparkling inclusions give a special effect to the gemstone due to which it is known to have an iridescent effect called aventurescence.
- Species: accidentally discovered by Venetian glass workers in the 18th century. Popular sources include Brazil, Chile, Austria, Tanzania, India and Russia.
- Color: Green, red-brown, gold-brown, aventurescent
- Clarity: Translucent to opaque
- Spiritual meaning: Stone of luck