Aventurine Facts

Aventurine Facts

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Aventurine  Properties

Chemical Composition The chemical composition is Silicon Dioxide and the chemical formula is SiO2.
Colours Primary colour is green. Other colours are Peach, brown, gray, blue, greenish-brown, bluish-white, bluish green and orange
Hardness 7 Mohs
Refractive Index 1.55
Specific Gravity 2.65 – 2.66
Luster Dull vitreous
Solid State Semi translucent to opaque
Crystal System Hexagonal crystal system.
Cleavage None
Pleochroism None
Fractures Conchodial
Streak White
Tenacity Brittle
Enhancement Never enhanced.
Source India, Brazil, Madagascar, Chile, Russia, Spain, Austria, United States of America, Japan and Tanzania
Precautions General gemstone precautions need to be practiced. Only one special care required that is keep the gemstone away from excessive sunlight else the colour would fade.
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