Goldstone is said to bring wealth, assist with communication, and help give the wearer a positive outlook. Made of either blue or brownish stone with copper flecks, goldstone increases optimism, and sense of self.
Goldstone is a manmade stone, created by adding copper salts to glass in a furnace. Legend has it that the first Goldstone was created by alchemists trying to turn base metals into gold.
Goldstone is often used in combination with other stones to add a bit of color and sparkle to a piece.
Blue Goldstone is a stone of wisdom. Its creation began in the 1950s when Professor Sugi (after whom Sugilite is named) helped the monks who created the earliest known Goldstone. Together they refined the process by which Goldstone is created, and developed 4 color varieties, Green and yellow are no longer made, leaving only blue and brown.
Goldstone is said to be useful for upset stomachs as well as for easing arthritis. It is also said to be a calming stone, and one that can be used for money drawing. Wiccans often use this stone in ritual.
Enchanted Works uses Goldstone in several of our hand beaded creations. You can see them at this handy link.