What is Blue Aventurine?
Blue aventurine is a subtype of aventurine, a quartz class that is translucent and abundant in flakes or particles that illuminate the quartz structure from within. When natural or artificial light strikes an aventurine gemstone, the little dots inside reflect light, too. The visual effect is called aventurescence, and this term is also used to describe other gems that have similar visual effects when exposed to light.
The quality of aventurescence increases when there is uniformity in the internal inclusions, and the orientation of these inclusions are regular or consistent.
These fundamental properties of aventurine make subclasses of this gemstone appealing and eye-catching to the most number of people. Aventurine naturally occurs in a myriad of colors, including blue, orange, red, yellow, gray, and white.
These are natural aventurine colors, and they occur because gemstones can have internal inclusions that can cause changes to the chemical composition of the mineral itself. While the crystalline structure of quartz types is similar, their chemical makeups are not.
How is Blue Aventurine Made?
Is blue aventurine dyed?
While blue aventurine (as well as other types of aventurine) can be dyed if the quality of the coloration is poor, this doesn’t mean that all color-saturated quartz samples are dyed.
Blue Aventurine, for one, is blue because it contains the mineral Dumortierite. Dumortierite is a borosilicate mineral that is also vitreous and somewhat dull in appearance, and it can come in many types of colors, including brown, blue, and green.
What about lower quality aventurine gems?
Lower quality gems are often, but not always, dyed to improve their appearance. Dyed blue aventurine is processed further into lower-cost cabochons that are then set on a variety of jewelry.
Take note that by “lower quality,” we refer to gems that have lower color saturation, are less colorful, and therefore are less appealing to gem collectors and jewelry enthusiasts.
Blue Aventurine Meaning
Blue aventurine is linked intimately with the heart chakra, which means it helps deal with all kinds of love, from platonic friendships to serious relationships involving passion and romance.
It is an element that is also associated with the water and wind, and therefore, it also helps people stay grounded, optimistic, and in control of their lives. It is the most masculine stone that enhances the positive masculine traits in both men and women.
It is a gemstone of discipline and helps improve various forms of self-control. Fickle minded people will benefit from using blue aventurine as it also enhances focus and allows people to make steadier and firmer decisions in life that will help them the most.
Blue aventurine empowers people so they can take better control of their lives, and it also improves people’s handling of various aspects of life, from relationships to conflict management. This stone is especially useful when you feel your current approach in life is no longer working, and you need a new perspective to guide you.
Blue Aventurine Healing Properties
Blue aventurine can help heal organs located in the upper part of the body, including the heart, lungs, throat, mouth, eyes, and brain. It is a gentle healing stone, like other types of quartz, and is related to not just the earth, but also the wind and water (because of its color).
The triple association of blue aventurine makes it a formidable stone of warding and also makes it an ideal stone of protection from curses, spells, and negativity.
As a quartz type, it has strong transmutation properties and is capable of reducing the impact of negative energies by forming an aural shield around the person. It can help reduce mental fog and stress and improve sleep quality when placed in a location like a bedroom.
Sleeping disorders such as insomnia and fitful sleep can be improved with continuous transmutation of the energetic forces surrounding a person. Use blue aventurine in meditation to help clear your body and mind of negative energies. It will also help cut down the influence of psychic vampires that feed off other people’s natural energy.
Blue aventurine is also useful as a regenerative stone, especially for the heart (as it is connected to the heart chakra, primarily). If you have been through many heartaches before and no longer feel that it is possible to let another person in, blue aventurine can help improve your heart’s openness, so that various types of relationships become viable again.
Blue Aventurine Uses
Aventurine, in general, is used primarily for manufacturing jewelry and ornamental products. The most common method of processing aventurine is tumbling them. Tumbled blue aventurine is beautiful as the inclusions are better highlighted, and the visual effect in the presence of light becomes more reliable than ever.
Metaphysically, aventurine has many possible uses, but it is most useful for boosting your self-control. In what way can this stone help you in this regard? The most significant use you can ever have to guide and discipline stones is to take charge of your bad habits.
This includes habits that have something to do with what you regularly take, like alcohol, tobacco, and other addictive substances. If you want to reduce the hold of addictive behavior on you, then use blue aventurine.
Blue aventurine is also useful for people who are always anxious and fearful. For example, if you worry a lot about work, or when you have exams, keep blue aventurine nearby, so its subtle vibrational energy can reduce anxiety. This gem can also remedy fitful episodes involving the mind and emotions, giving it time to become more familiar with your energetic profile and what you need.
As you may know, gemstones are like living, sentient beings. When you first acquire a gem, it is like a blank slate because it doesn’t know you yet. In time, it will gather familiarity about your life, emotions, and even your dreams, and its energies will change subtly to begin responding to your needs.