Stone Age: Goldstone

Goldstone is one of those crystals that pulls you in with its beauty. Its sparkle seems otherworldly and catches the light better than most. I came across a massive piece of it once, and I didn't buy it. I STILL think about that hunk and kick myself for not bringing it home with me. Isn't that the golden rule when shopping? Don't purchase, and if you're thinking about the item a week later go back and get it. Well, the Goldstone was gone - obviously - because it was amazing, and I am forever longing for it. After discovering its properties, I learned why I was longing for it... Crystals will tell you if they want to come home with you. You'll know as soon as you pick it up - they choose us! Not the other way around. Check out Goldstone's properties below:

WHAT’S IT GOOD FOR?

Since Goldstone is actually a manmade stone, it is said that it helps in achieving one's goals. It is a very personal stone and great for healing, particularly long distance healing as it strengthens a person's inner lustre. Since this stone is made up of glass it is great for self-reflection and enhancement. It also promotes personal luck as this gem was discovered by chance. Goldstone is great for the ambitious person as it can help direct their energy to reap more fruitful outcomes and successes. If you want an added dose of luck and a little extra push from the universe, keep a little piece of goldstone in your pocket, thumbing it regularly to remind yourself of your vision, plans and dreams. Brace yourself for a slew of clever ideas.
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WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

Goldstone is traditionally an orangey-brown colour, but also comes in blue and green varieties - like mine above! Regardless of colour, each piece of goldstone has brilliant sparkly flecks in it, though green varieties are harder to come by. They are polished smooth and usually one solid colour. Many people feel a pull to this crystal but are deterred when they hear it is manmade. But don't be fooled: this stone is very powerful and was used religiously in ancient times as a prized amulet.
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ANYTHING ELSE?

This crystal's birth came accidentally, when monks were toying with alchemy and by a twist of fate combined two items together. Thousands of these tiny crystals were formed and their sparkle was hard to ignore. Goldstone has been deemed an energy stone primarily thanks to the way it came about - hell bent on being born! This is why it is sometimes referred to as Monk's Stone.


Stone Age showcases one new gemstone per week. Since there is a lot to know about crystals, I only cover the high points I find interesting. If you're curious about a certain stone, leave a comment below and I'll be sure to feature it. Would you carry Goldstone?