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Definitions for aventurine
əˈvɛn tʃəˌrin, -tʃər ɪn; -tʃər ɪnaven·turine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sunstone, aventurine(noun)

    a translucent quartz spangled with bits of mica or other minerals

Wiktionary

  1. aventurine(Noun)

    A kind of glass, containing gold-colored spangles. It was produced in the first place by the accidental (par aventure) dropping of some brass filings into a pot of melted glass.

  2. aventurine(Noun)

    A variety of translucent quartz, spangled throughout with scales of yellow mica.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aventurine(noun)

    a kind of glass, containing gold-colored spangles. It was produced in the first place by the accidental (par aventure) dropping of some brass filings into a pot of melted glass

    Etymology: [F. aventurine: cf. It. avventurino.]

  2. Aventurine(noun)

    a variety of translucent quartz, spangled throughout with scales of yellow mica

    Etymology: [F. aventurine: cf. It. avventurino.]

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  1. Aventurine

    Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterised by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence. The most common colour of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or gray. Chrome-bearing fuchsite is the classic inclusion, and gives a silvery green or blue sheen. Oranges and browns are attributed to hematite or goethite. Because aventurine is a rock, its physical properties vary: its specific gravity may lie between 2.64-2.69 and its hardness is somewhat lower than single-crystal quartz at around 6.5. Aventurine feldspar or sunstone can be confused with orange and red aventurine quartzite, although the former is generally of a higher transparency. Aventurine is often banded and an overabundance of fuchsite may render it opaque, in which case it may be mistaken for malachite at first glance. The name aventurine derives from the Italian "a ventura" meaning "by chance". This is an allusion to the lucky discovery of aventurine glass or goldstone at some point in the 18th century. Although it was known first, goldstone is now a common imitation of aventurine and sunstone. Goldstone is distinguished visually from the latter two minerals by its coarse flecks of copper, dispersed within the glass in an unnaturally uniform manner. It is usually a golden brown, but may also be found in blue or green.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aventurine

    a-ven′tū-rin, n. a brown, spangled kind of Venetian glass: a kind of quartz.—Also Avan′turine. [It. avventura, chance—because of the accidental discovery of the glass.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aventurine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aventurine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of aventurine in a Sentence

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    Amber leather You are a majestic statue of perfection, a symbol of femininity. You are a filigree masterpiece, the highest perfection of divine beauty. The soul is magically magically beautiful as black opal, you are like a golden, romantic dawn, a sunny flower of happiness and joy. Picturesquely shining like a fresco of precious stones. Like a stained glass window through which the colorful rays of the sun pass. A shining gold diamond, bright yellow amber skin shines like stars, illuminated with glamor sheen, skin like brown aventurine, ruby lips, passionate, hot as a garnet, thoughtful as sapphire, amazing as an emerald. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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