Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterised by its translucency. There is interesting story about this gem and how it gets his name. The name aventurine derives from the Italian "a ventura" meaning "by chance."
This is an allusion to the lucky discovery of aventurine glass or goldstone at some point 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 One story runs that this kind of glass was originally made accidentally at Murano by a workman, who let some copper filings fall into the molten “metal,” whence the product was called avventurino.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.
This lovely hoops are made from nickel free brass 24carat gold plated which makes this hoops shiny.
Diameter 3 cm.
Hand made in London.