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"I was sold a piece of Sunstone but have since discovered it's Goldstone. Is it the same stone?"
Hi there GS,
Thanks for reaching out to us and for your question!
No these are two different stones and they don't look similar at all.
Sunstone is a gem variety of Oligoclase (Feldspar Family) that has schiller (flash) similar to Labradorite. Sunstone is an orange to brownish stone containing small hematite crystal inclusion which give it an additional sparkle and "fire".
Sunstone helps empower those who feel persecuted or abandoned by others, instilling confidence and optimism and encouraging motivation and positive action. Sunstone is also useful in removing energy draining ties or “hooks” into your energy by other people. A great stone for boundaries and sticking to them!
Goldstone on the other hand, is a man-made glass infused with copper particles, which give Goldstone its shimmery appearance. Red Goldstone is a vibrant, sunny red color with beautiful flecks of copper suspended inside. 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. It also can be found in other colors such as blue, green and purple with different inclusions that give it its unique colors.
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.
I hope this helps :)
Siobhan Gouws-Moller, from SGCrystalHealing
DISCLAIMER: We feel that crystals can complement other therapies and support energetic well-being. Crystals should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment. For medical advice, please consult a licensed healthcare specialist.
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