Goldstone – Stone of the week

So there are a lot of stories about how goldstone came to be. It is a manufactured glass stone and not a natural one. Some say that it was a by-product of Italian monks who were alchemists. The story goes that someone knocked some copper shavings into a pot of glass and there it was. The Chinese also loved the stone and named it Jinxing boli which means “gold star glass”.

There is a goldstone amulet that’s dated from 12th to 13th century Persia which shows that earlier artisans were able to create the stone. The amulet can be found in the University of Pennsylvania. The picture on the right is the amulet. However the 17th century Venetian glass crafter Vincenzo Miotti is the man who is now most credited with inventing the beautiful stone.

As far as I’m concerned I don’t mind how it came to be. I look the sparkle and the way the blue version, in particular, reminds me of starry night skies. The different colours use different materials to make the sparkle. The brown version uses copper, blue uses cobalt, purple uses manganese and green uses chromium.


· Often called the Stone of Ambition it is said to assist you to your goals

· Helps to keep emotions stable and calm

· Revitalise your energy field and promotes vitality

· Builds confidence, courage and a positive attitude

· Zodiac stone for Sagittarius

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Please note that the stone attribute section is not proven to be a direct outcome of wearing or owning the stone. It is also not a prescription and should not be used alone to treat health problems.

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