- Material: Blue Sandstone/Goldstone Natural Crystal
- Meaning: Confidence and Ambition
- Weight: 0.04kg.
- Chain Length: 18"
- ChainType: Leather
- Closure: Lobster Claw Stainless Steel
- Features: Tarnish Free, Cadmium Free, Nickel Free, Lead Free,
- Packaging: Organza Gift Bag, Bubble Mailer.
The Properties Of Goldstone
Goldstone is a man-made glass that has copper flecks suspended in it. This gives the stone the illusion of sparkle.
Goldstone is usually made up of Gypsum and Feldspar and often comes in a reddish-brown color. But there are Goldstones that are also colored blue and green.
It is said that Medieval monks in Italy accidentally discovered the process for making Goldstone when attempting to forge the alchemist’s legendary philosopher’s stone.
In the process, copper shavings were accidentally knocked over into a pot of molten glass, creating the first Goldstone.
Goldstone is historically known as Aventurine Glass, from the Italian word ‘avventurina’, which means ‘accidental’, derived from the root word ‘avventura’, which means ‘by chance, luck, or risk’.
It’s also known by the name Stellaria, Gold Star Glass, Gold Flux, Monkgold,
and Monk’s Stone.
The Venetian glass crafter Vincenzo Miotti is often credited with Goldstone’s invention.