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.
Named for its resemblance to the glittering eye of the jungle feline, tiger's eye (also called cat's eye) is a variety of chalcedony. It is felt to have a beneficial effect on the spleen, the pancreas, the digestive organs and the colon. Emotionally, the gem is a balancer, one which enhances the connection with power and the will. It grounds and centers the feelings of those who wear it, and helps soften stubbornness. As befits a stone resembling an eye, the gem enhances insight and clear perception. Anyone choosing to wear this fabled stone will be rewarded with improved internal vision and the admiring glances of all who see the gem.