The lovely shimmering finish of this stone gave it the name "aventurine." Its name is derived from the word aventurescence, which describes the "glittery" appearance caused by minute mineral particles that are highly reflective when mixed with a less reflective whole.
Aventurine's symbolic meaning is that of the "heart healer." It has a connection to the Heart Chakra, or Anahata, which activates inner harmony, love, and appreciation.
It serves as a reminder that in order for us to feel the highest level of balance during our soul experience on earth, there must be harmony between the lower three chakras connected to Mother Earth and the higher three chakras connected to the spirit world. It is connected to the middle chakra.