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GoldStone Lotus Bracelet 6mm

GoldStone Lotus Bracelet 6mm

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Though not a stone--or gold!--this manufactured "gemstone material" is known by many names: "aventurine glass," stellaria, gold star glass, monkstone or monk's gold. The final two names refer to the urban legend that goldstone was created accidentally by Italian monks in the 1600s. There are earlier samples, however, including a smooth amulet from Iran that dates to the 1100s to 1200s. The earliest written reference to the material we call goldstone, however, is Vincenzo Miotti of Venice being granted exclusive license by the Venetian head of state (the Doge) to create this sparkling opaque glass. It has been linked to the medieval art of alchemy almost from its creation. A deep red variation--called haematinum or purpurin--may have been made by the Romans, with the recipe getting lost during the Dark Ages.


Modern goldstone can be created either with copper flecks or with other metallic compounds such as cobalt, manganese or chromium oxide. These are used in goldstones made using colors (respectively) such as purple, blue and green.

Goldstone Metaphysical Properties

Called the stone of ambition, goldstone is thought to assist in attaining goals. Some consider goldstone to be a symbol of ingenuity, ambition, and drive. It believed to reduce tension, revitalize the wearer and encourage a positive attitude.


Brown goldstone, with its copper content, is believed to carry many of the metaphysical properties of that metal. It is thought to generate and revitalize energy fields, transmit positivity and divert malevolent energy into the earth.


Brown goldstone is associated with the root chakra and the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.


Blue goldstone is believed to transmit healing energy, increase self-acceptance, aid in learning and soothe hypersensitivity. Blue goldstone is thought to be the ideal stone for empaths.


Blue goldstone is associated with the heart and crown chakras and the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.
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