aventurine

noun

aven·​tu·​rine ə-ˈven-chə-ˌrēn How to pronounce aventurine (audio)
-rən
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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This lovely green aventurine tower point aligns with the heart chakra and aims to bring comfort, harmony, protection, abundance, and prosperity to its keeper. Jamie Kravitz, Woman's Day, 10 Aug. 2022 The bezel is set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds, which are nicely complemented by a glittering aventurine glass dial flecked with specks of silver, reminiscent of a starry night sky. Kristen Shirley, Robb Report, 25 Feb. 2022 Dials are offered in either mother-of-pearl in shimmering white or in sparkling blue aventurine (depending on the model) for a most opulent midnight appeal. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 The watches have a 44mm case with a base dial that showcases an aventurine outer finished in the planets’ colors. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 28 Apr. 2022 Using the kinetic power supplied by the wearer's daily (and unpredictable) wrist movement, a star arcs across the dial's aventurine sky at arbitrary moments in the day. Alex Doak, CNN, 11 Apr. 2022 Behind the rotating elements, far beneath the box-like crystal, the Space Revolution boasts an aventurine dial that has undergone multiple steps to bring it to its fullest glistening hue with golden star-like flecks. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 The diamond version with aventurine dial is available in both steel and gold and is set with 311 diamonds weighing 3.70 carats. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 The Arceau Three Graces is an intricate creation of wood marquetry, assembled using 195 pieces of wood, surrounded by a miniature painting over a background of aventurine glass. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 23 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

French, from aventure chance — more at adventure

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of aventurine was in 1785

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“Aventurine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aventurine. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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