This faceted emerald aventurine necklace is approximately 20-inches long and features a calcite wrapped pendant with toggle clasp. The necklace and earrings are sold as a set.
Aventurine is a form of quartz. The name aventurine derives from the Italian "a ventura" meaning "by chance". This refers to the lucky discovery of aventurine glass in the 18th century. One story runs that this kind of glass was originally made accidentally at Murano by a workman, who let some copper filings fall into the molten “metal,” whence the product was called avventurino. From the Murano glass the name passed to the mineral, which displayed a rather similar appearance.
Kara Evans is a Lancaster, Ohio-based jewelry artist and teacher who has been creating for over 20 years.