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Goldstone is a man-made gemstone. Goldstone comes in several colors. The original reddish – brown, dark green and dark blue. To give Goldstone its sparkle, copper oxide granules are melted in with the special glass(silica) during formation. There is no real gold in Goldstone. After slowly cooling in the glass mixture, copper ions find one another and grow into octahedral shaped copper crystals. The bright reflective metallic luster of these copper crystals is what produces the sparkles in Goldstone.

It is said that Goldstone was originally created by French monks, and in time the secret was lost. The manufacturing process was recreated or reinvented in the 17th century by Venetian glass makers on the island of Murano, a part of Venice.

In addition to lapidary and jewelry uses, Goldstone is great as a polished display specimen or for use as a metaphysical healing stone or crystal.

Goldstone is said to be a “Stone of Confidence and Ambition,” encouraging motivation & drive. It is said to be an uplifting stone, promoting a positive attitude and vitality. It is often called a “Protective Warrior Stone”.

In physical healing Goldstone is said to have the same attributes as copper. You can hold a Goldstone in each hand to deepen its healing properties.