Tumbled Red Goldstone from India
This Tumbled Red Goldstone is one of our few synthetic/man-made stones, and many still are attracted to its sparkle. It was invented by the Miotti family in Venice during the seventeenth century, and because glass is made from Quartz sand (silica), Goldstone has found its way into the healing community. Despite what its name implies, there is no gold in Goldstone; in fact, Goldstone is man-made glass infused with copper particles; the additions of copper result in the shimmery Red Goldstone. Red Goldstone is a vibrant, sunny red color with beautiful flecks of copper suspended inside.
The sparkles of Red Goldstone are symbolic of the light that can always be found in the darkness. Use Red Goldstone when you feel lost, either literally or emotionally.
Red Goldstone can be used as a physical stimulator and to renew strength.
Physically, Red Goldstone eases bone/joint pain, increases circulation, balances the metabolism and helps relieve skin irritations caused by food allergies. It is a nervous system stimulant and enhances transmission of healing energies from the hands; therefore it is applicable to long distance healing.
Goldstone, like diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies, and is highly regarded in the spirit realm as a protection mineral.
For more information on heated, treated and man-made crystals, see this article: Heated, Treated and Man-Made Crystals
Note: Hand Polished stones are generally chunkier in size than machine polished stones.