Green Goldstone

Occasionally named Monk Stone or Monk's Gold, Green Goldstone was founded on the legend of its creation: Italian monk in 17th Century Venice was trying to ‘make' gold out of copper, thus Goldstone was created. Goldstone was said to be initially created by French monks and in time, the secret of effectively making one vanished. It's been revived or recreated in contemporary times and is a prevalent material owing to its beauty in addition to its metaphysical properties and lore. Goldstone has a few color variations, usually  brown, red, blue-purple, as well as green.

 

Goldstone is a kind of dazzling glass made in a low-oxygen dropping atmosphere. The completed product could be smooth polished or may be carved into beads, figurines, or other objects appropriate for semi-precious stone. In fact, Goldstone is frequently mistaken for and misrepresented as a natural material.

 

It has a Mohs hardness of 5.5-6 and the amorphous crystal structure. All glass is created by melting silica (SiO2), prepared from ground quartz or quartz sand, along with other chemical elements. The precise recipe depends on the application. Another communal name for the Goldstone was aventurine glass, which is occasionally used. The term Aventurine was shifted to the natural gemstone--feldspar or quartz with mica inclusion that gives the stone a glittering look.  The technical period for this dazzling effect is ‘aventurescence.’ This creates Goldstone one of the few manufactured resources which get its name from similar natural stones.

 

Silica and copper oxides are molten together, then additional metal oxides are added to chemically decrease the copper irons toward the essential copper. Then the vat is completed airtight and is maintained through a very thin temperature window. Hot enough and sufficient to ensure fluid sufficiency while hastening the metal crystal to be added without melting or oxidizing. Once the resolutions have reached the appropriate period of crystallization, then the whole batch is chilled to a solid mass before being removed from the vat and cut into smaller additional manageable dimensions. Due to the formation process, the eventual look is amalgamate.

 

Sellers state that the green Goldstone is ‘infrequent’ as it is shaped in nature, however, it's not rare---it is just not manufactured as frequently as the far more widespread blue and brown Goldstone. Called the Stone of Goal, it is said that Goldstone could assist in achieving one’s goals. In keeping one’s feelings stable and calm, this energy maker revitalizes one’s delicate energy field, construction confidence, bravery, positive approach and promotes vitality. This is the reason why many choose to possess this stone.

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  • Green Goldstone, 1 lb Tumbled
    Sold by approximate weight and not by the size of the stones or its estimated count. Approximate weight: 1 lb Estimated stone count: 24 - 28 stones.  Size range: 5/8" x 3/4" - 3/4" x 1" ..
    $54.85