An energy stone as popularly called as, Goldstone is often mistaken for being a mineral, but it is actually a glittering from of glass which was produced long ago as a result of an accident done by a human being. In other forms, we can say that it is a man-made glittering glass.
According to folklores, an alchemist during his experiments, or a monk while producing a secret recipe mistakenly poured copper shavings into molten glass, which produced an element which was hard and glossy in nature and characteristics. This incident explains the trade names for this gemstone, such as monk gold, gold flux, monk's stone, and even goldstone itself.
Goldstone, in the past, was known as Aventurine glass, which has been taken from its Italian name “adventuring”, which literally means “accidental”
, “by luck, or “by chance”.
Goldstone is thought to be the stone of aspiration and ambition. It instils liveliness, energy, audacity and an optimistic attitude. It increases the urge to achieve something, and confidence to accomplish any task. A soothingly healing stone, Goldstone is believed to promote vivacity and vitality.
Originally, goldstone was manufactured by the Miotti family in Venice, in the seventeenth century.
Benefits of Goldstone, Originally, goldstone was manufactured by the Miotti family in Venice, in the seventeenth century.
It is debatable until today whether the glass has any healing and metaphysical properties or not. However, experts say that the copper content in it enhances the healing and metaphysical properties of goldstone.
Goldstone is considered a healer of throat and throat related troubles, like thyroid, tonsils, cough and cold, laryngitis, etc. A blue colored goldstone is thought to cure inflammation, rheumatism, pain, and arthritis. It also deals with the reproductive system, urinary tract, and the lower back. It also reduces stomach tensions.
Goldstone helps the wearer to be grounded, and generous to others. It helps those who find themselves detached and aloof from the world because of their shyness and introvert nature. It is great in stabilising the mood of the wearer and is known to instil faith in the wearer about himself. Those who face emotional turmoil and feels defended, goldstone inspires them with courage and positivity to get up and go again.
Spiritually, goldstone is regarded as a stone that encourages belief and faith in the person of the supreme power that controls the entire universe. Goldstone is the gemstone of perception and knowledge, helping us to remember the light within the dark. It shows us the path to reach for the stars.
Goldstone balances the centre of the human’s body. It is believed to activate the root and sacral chakras. The sacral chakra is the seat of our physical and mental manifestation. An unblocked sacral chakra provides the wearer the self-confidence to resolve his weaknesses through his strengths.
Some facts about Goldstone
For making goldstone, it is first necessary to produce glass, which is made by melting silica made up of quartz sand or ground quartz, with various other chemical elements. For making goldstone, copper salts are added to this molten glass material. After this, glass is left to cool down in the low oxygen atmosphere. When the glass completely cools down, the copper converts into a purely metallic state, exhibiting shiny flecks. It is actually tiny particles of copper that gets suspended in the glass. They are generally hexagonal and triangular in shape. For producing another variety of goldstone in different colors different coloring agents are added the molten glass along with copper. For purple goldstone manganese is added, for green goldstone chromium oxide is added, and for blue goldstone cobalt is added. The hardness of Goldstone on the Moh’s scale is 5.5.
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Goldstone is typically reddish-brown in color with copper or golden flecks into it. It is also available in other colors, like green, blue, purple, etc.