Definition of aventurine
1 : glass containing opaque sparkling particles of foreign material (such as copper or chromic oxide)
2 : a translucent quartz spangled throughout with scales of mica or other mineral
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This frequently works out well for me, because most Americans are unfamiliar with jade and many jewelers cannot tell a strand of jade beads from one made from aventurine, which is similar but much less valuable.
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