Traditional Czech Glass

Avanturin

An exceptional decorative material which can be used for more than just luxury glass jewelry

The name Avanturin has been derived from the Italian “a ventura”, which means fortuitously or luck. This is a reference to the fortuitous discovery of aventurine glass, also known as goldstone, at the beginning of the 18th century. Even though the glass was known at an earlier date, artificial goldstone is now the most common imitation of aventurine and sunstone. It can be differentiated from real minerals according to the coarse grains of copper which are distributed in the glass unnaturally evenly. It is usually golden brown, but it can also be found in blue or green.