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Shiny Natural Green Aventurine Chips Beads

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Price is for per 31-inch string of these beautiful natural green colour beads. The beads measures from 10mm x 5mm x 3mm. Hole size is 0.8mm.

No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than agate, chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in host rock. As a result, agate often is found as a round nodule, with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. The bands sometimes look like eyes, sometimes fanciful scallops, or even a landscape with dendrite trees.

Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fevers. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms. A famous collection of two to four thousand agate bowls which was accumulated by Mithradates, king of Pontus, shows the enthusiasm with which agate was regarded. Agate bowls were also popular in the Byzantine Empire. Collecting agate bowls became common among European royalty during the Renaissance and many museums in Europe, including the Louvre, have spectacular examples.

Aventurine also belongs to the quartz family. Although sometimes called "new jade", aventurine often has inclusions (due to green fuchsite mica) which creates a speckle, differing from genuine jadeite.

Spiritualists believe aventurine has the ability to purify the spirit and bring balance to male and female energies. Its capacity to calm and bring inner-peace makes aventurine a very important stone in the spiritual realm. Green is the colour of healing - with aventurine the all-purpose healer. Not only good for physical disorders, blockages and migraine, but also healing on all levels.

Amazonite, sometimes called Amazon Jade, is a similar stone to Aventurine. Usually found in yellow-green to blue-green. Some say Amazonite makes your married life happier.