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

Examples of aventurine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The inner aventurine dial, calendar displays, and flying tourbillon are surrounded by visible movement components, which constitute just a handful of the 744 parts that make up the in-house caliber R28-70-00X with its 10 days of power reserve. Oren Hartov, Robb Report, 2 Apr. 2024 The background is a mashup of mother-of-pearl and aventurine. Carol Bresler, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2024 Discover unique handcrafted glass art, including this year’s signature solid glass eggs, speckled with glistening aventurine gold, along with whimsical sheep in a variety of styles for a limited time. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 7 Mar. 2024 The unique Simplicity that will go up for auction on November 26th features a 38 mm platinum case and a stunning blue aventurine dial. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 2 Nov. 2023 This set includes three stones: green aventurine for opportunity, luck, and motivation; sodalite for confidence, communication, and self-acceptance; and citrine for success, abundance, and good fortune. L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2023 The final edition will be made in three variations: a black aventurine dial and black aventurine celestial and terrestrial globes with gold micro-painting, a spectrolite dial and black aventurine globes with silver micro-painting and an obsidian dial and onyx globes with gold micro-painting. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 21 Dec. 2022 Price upon request; at jaeger-lecoultre.com Hermès Arceau Petite Lune Planets and stars are crafted of aragonite, opal, freshwater mother of pearl, aventurine and diamonds to form the dial on the latest Hermès Arceau Petite Lune, which features a moon-phase function at the 10:30 position. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Apr. 2023 Behind this is an incredible, blue aventurine dial atop which sit three black hour discs, each of which is overlaid with four white numbers in highly legible white printing. Oren Hartov, Robb Report, 30 Nov. 2022

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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 15 Apr. 2024.

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