Cut Polished Aventurine Gemstone

Cut Polished Aventurine Gemstone

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Caption: Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterized by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence. This particular aventurine specimen came from South Africa. Specimen Dimension: approximately 2 cm.

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Keywords: aventurescence, aventurine, cut gemstone, gem, gemstone, geology, green mineral, mineral, mineralogy, platy mineral inclusions, polished gemstone, quartz, rock, semi-precious stone, semiprecious stone, silicon dioxide, sio2, south africa, translucent mineral

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