Soothing as a Spring morning, aventurine is a green variety of quartz. It is thought to possess powerful properties as an all-purpose healing stone, improving the physical and psychological well being of those who wear it. It stimulates muscle tissue and strengthens the blood. Aventurine aids in relaxing the anxieties and fears of the wearer, and provides emotional tranquility and a positive attitude toward life. It symbolizes independence, and promotes health and well being. It is also symbolic of the dawning of love.