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goldstone specimen

Goldstone is a man made  glittering glass and is often mistaken for or misrepresented as a natural material and also sandstone or Sunstone

Goldstone is also called  aventurine glass, based on the original Italian name avventurina (from avventura, “adventure” or “chance”). It is called “del-roba” in Persian which means “Charming”; or “monk’s gold” or “monkstone” from folkloric associations with an unnamed monastic order.

Additionally, “aventurine” glass is one of the few synthetic simulants to provide the eponym for the similar natural stones. The mineral name “aventurine” is used for forms of feldspar or quartz with a similar glittering appearance; the technical term for this optical phenomenon, “aventurescence”, is also derived from the same source.

One original manufacturing process for goldstone was invented in seventeenth-century Venice by the Miotti family, which was granted an exclusive license by the Doge. Urban legend says goldstone was an accidental discovery by unspecified Italian monks or the product of alchemy. However,  there is no earlier documentation to confirm this. A Persian goldstone amulet exists from 12th- to 13th-century showing how old the method is.

Goldstone is mainly reddish-brown, containing tiny crystals of metallic copper that require special conditions to form properly.

Goldstone is known as the Stone of Ambition and it can help you achieve your goals focused and enthusiastic No goal will be too daunting to conquer with goldstone, and it will also help you stay calm during the process.

Sceptics believe that since Goldstone is just glass, it has no special properties. However, glass is associated with personal metamorphosis and transformation and the included copper is believed to help with harmonizing relationships, attracting abundance and creativity.

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