Sunday, March 3, 2013

Goldstone

Goldstone

Although this is a man made stone it is one of the most gorgeous stone I have ever worked with
Shop 

Name Origin: Goldstone is a type of glittering glass made in a low-oxygen reducing atmosphere. Another common name for the material is aventurine glass, based on the original Italian name “avventurina” (from avventura, "adventure" or "chance"). It is also sometimes called "stellaria" or "sun sitara" (sitara = "star" in Sanskrit) for its starry internal reflections, or "monk's gold" or "monkstone" from folkloric associations with an unnamed monastic orde.

Historical significance/folklore:

 There are a few lore stories about the origins of goldstone. The first is that sometime during the early 1800's, an Italian monk was making glass at his monastery. He accidentally spilled some copper filings into his molten glass and, voila, goldstone was born. The recipe for making goldstone was kept secret by the monks, but was handed down through time.
The second story also takes place in Italy. This story goes that a long time ago, molten copper was accidentally spilled into molten glass at a glass factory in Murano and accidently created goldstone.
The third story, is that goldstone was created by alchemists. One of the many problems that alchemists tried to solve was how to turn iron into gold. Goldstone is thought to be the result of one of these attempts. The original manufacturing process for goldstone was invented in seventeenth-century Venice by the Miotti family, which was granted an exclusive license by the Doge. Persistent folklore describes goldstone as an accidental discovery by an unnamed Italian monastic order or medieval alchemists, but there is no pre-Miotti documentation to confirm this.

Gemstone properties: 

Red goldstone is associated with vitality and energy. Blue Goldstone is associated with learning and communication. Goldstone is said to be the stone of ambition. It builds energy, courage and a positive attitude. Increases drive and confidence.

Healing properties: 

Goldstone also has many of the metaphysical properties of copper, including strengthening the circulatory system, strengthening bones, and easing arthritis pain, which is felt to be extremely helpful in increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Goldstone is said to be a Master Healer, stabilizing emotions and aiding in staying calm.  Goldstone, is used as an energy generator and like diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies, therefore is a protection stone. It reminds us to set goals that are lofty and work to attain them. It Goldstone is effective when you are sending healing energies from the heart, throat or third eye chakras. It is thought to increase the healing energies emanating from the hands, and is often used for long distance healing.  This is technically a man-made stone, however it contains copper, which is felt to be extremely helpful in increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation

Goldstone Gemstone Meanings, Properties & Qualities




The most common goldstone is a reddish-brown colour with tiny glittery bits. Goldstone is a man-made gemstone, first created by alchemists trying to make gold. Not really a gemstone, more of a glass bead. Created using copper and copper salts with a reducing flame. However, goldstone has been around since the European Renaissance, and is said to be one of the most popular gemstones in the world.

Goldstone Gemstone Meanings - Emotional, Spiritual, etc.


Goldstone is great for positive energy.
Goldstone renews strength.
Goldstone is a transmitter stone.
Goldstone balances energies.
Goldstone symbolises human ingenuity to improve your life.
Goldstone has been known to encourage faith.
Goldstone is not for the shy and self-effacing.
Goldstone can induce happy thoughts.
Goldstone helps keep your feet on the ground.
Goldstone stops you becoming big headed.
Goldstone activates root and sacral chakras.
Goldstone Gemstone Meanings - Healing, Medical, Physical, etc.

Goldstone is said to protect the center of the body.
Goldstone stimulates you physically.
Goldstone balances energies.
Goldstone can be gently uplifting.
Goldstone can be a great mood stabiliser.
Goldstone renews strength.
Goldstone can help to reduce stomach tension.
Blue Goldstone

Blue goldstone is blue in colour with tiny glittery bits. Infused with copper sparkles - a powerful energy generator.

Blue Goldstone Gemstone Meanings - Emotional, Spiritual, etc.


Blue goldstone is a lucky gemstone.
Blue goldstone is great for providing composure.
Blue goldstone aids transformation of thoughts from one person to another.
Blue goldstone is good stabilising emotions.
Blue goldstone is good for giving energy.
Blue goldstone helps remove or repel unwanted entities from your environment.
Blue goldstone is the gemstone of wisdom and science, helping us remember the light within the darkness and showing us to reach for the stars.
Blue Goldstone Gemstone Meanings - Healing, Medical, Physical, etc.

Blue goldstone is good for lifting depression.
Blue goldstone eases pain of arthritis, rheumatism and other
aches and pains.
Blue goldstone is great for anxiety.
Blue goldstone helps with pain and inflammation.
Blue Goldstone is associated with learning and communication.
Green Goldstone is associated with growth and abundance.
Goldstone is a man made gemstone that has been around since the European Rennaissance.


Early monks working at a glass factory near Venice, Italy were practicing alchemy when molten copper accidentally tipped into a molten glass container.

This crystallized into thousands of tiny crystals and formed a melt with golden light sparkles. This is how the first goldstone came about. Though it is not technically a gemstone, it is often referred to as one.

Goldstone is an energy stone.


6 comments:

  1. Very lovely in blue and green!
    My new favourite :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. So Gorgeous! I have a carved lion that has lost its luster and is dull, how is Goldstone polished? I would love to bring the brilliance back. I took a soft toothbrush and dawn dish detergent thinking perhaps the piece was dirty, it seems to have lost polish.

    ReplyDelete
  3. So Gorgeous! I have a carved lion that has lost its luster and is dull, how is Goldstone polished? I would love to bring the brilliance back. I took a soft toothbrush and dawn dish detergent thinking perhaps the piece was dirty, it seems to have lost polish.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. One good option is to take it to a jewelry store that offers jewelry repair, and ask them to have it polished. They might send it to their gem polisher, or they might know of someone. Good luck!

      Delete
  4. To cleanse stones , so the luster comes back , you can put the stones in seasalt
    All around in salt for about two weeks
    After these two weeks the luster is back, the stone is shining again

    ReplyDelete