Dark Green Aventurine

This material is absolutely one of my favourites and I have a full set (labret, plugs and nostril plugs) made from it. It is such a lovely colour and it is easy to see why it is often used as a jade substitute. I love carving this material as it holds up very well to lots of different ways of working it and it’s suitable for just about anything from plugs, labrets to solid weights and inlays. The second picture below shows another piece of rough that has more mica inclusions than the first.

Hardness- 6-7 Mohs scales

Stone Variety- Quartz

Country of Origin- India

Suitable for:

  • Plugs/Eyelets
  • Labrets
  • Septum - Spikes, Tusks, Pinchers
  • Inlays