If you're looking for a unique and eye-catching gemstone to add to your jewellery collection, look no further than Goldstone. Also known as aventurine glass, this man-made gemstone has a sparkly effect that resembles the night sky. In this blog, we'll dive into the history, properties, and significance of Goldstone, and why it makes the perfect choice for the Goldstone Pendant in the Echoes Collection from Eco925.
History of Goldstone
Goldstone was first created in 17th century Venice by glassmakers who were looking for a way to imitate the appearance of natural minerals like aventurine and sunstone. By adding copper or copper salts to molten glass, they created a material with an iridescent appearance that resembled gold, hence the name Goldstone.
Properties of Goldstone
Goldstone is made by adding metallic flecks, usually copper or copper oxide, to molten glass. This gives the stone its distinctive sparkly appearance, which can range from a deep blue to a rusty red or even green, depending on the color of the metallic flecks used. The metallic flecks also create a unique texture that adds depth and character to the stone.
Goldstone is a relatively hard stone, with a Mohs hardness of 5.5-6.5, making it suitable for use in jewelry. It is also quite durable, and can withstand everyday wear and tear without losing its sparkle or luster.
Significance of Goldstone
Goldstone is believed to have healing properties that can promote vitality and positive energy. It is also thought to help with emotional healing, particularly in times of stress or anxiety. Some people also believe that Goldstone can help to stimulate creativity and inspire new ideas.
The Goldstone Pendant from the Echoes Collection
At eco925, we've taken the unique and sparkly properties of Goldstone and turned them into a stunning piece of handcrafted jewelry. The Goldstone Pendant from the Echoes Collection features a captivating goldstone cabochon set in a sterling silver bezel. The pendant comes with an 18-inch chain, making it the perfect statement piece for any occasion.
Whether you're looking for a special gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, the Goldstone Pendant is sure to impress. It's a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry that will add a touch of sparkle and elegance to any outfit.
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