Cut from green aventurine, these cabochons are approximately 8mm in size and are flat backed with rounded tops. They are not calibrated, so they may be up to 0.4mm off in size. They are sold per randomly selected piece.
Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterized by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give it a shimmering or glistening effect. The most common color of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown red, purple, yellow, cream, blue, or grey. Interesting fact; Aventurine is named after goldstone, a man-made stone, which was originally called "aventurine glass"! They gave it the name due to its similar schillar to the the man-made glass.
Mohs scale: 6.5-7
Locality: Most green and blue aventurine is found in India, while most other colors are found in Chile, Russia, and Spain.