#5 Green Aventurine Sleeping Gemstone Cat May Birthstone

Type: Gemstone

Green Aventurine Sleeping Gemstone Cat

Birthstone Month: April/May; Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Named from the Italian "a ventura" or "by chance". This is likely to be due to the accidental discovery of aventurine glass or goldstone in the 18th Century in Venice. The man-made glass resembled the natural material and the name duly transferred to the mineral.

Most green aventurine comes from India, particularly in the areas of Mysore and Chennai where there are many skilled workers of this pretty stone.

Accompanied by a card detailing the birthstone month, stone name and extra facts. Cat and card are supplied in a "Lucky Gemstone Cat" velveteen drawstring pouch. 

Size: 1.5 inches across

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