Victorian / Edwardian or Art Deco / Art Nouveau. Golstone is the stone of "Ambition and Drive" and has a gently uplifting quality! Golstone is manmade glass with flecks of copper suspended in it. The glass is made in a reducing furnace with copper salts added, which "smelts" the copper salts back to copper, which then crystallizes. Other coloring agents added to the glass can change the basic copper colored variety to a number of other versions, such as blue and green etc. But the glass ONLY is colored, the sparkles are still the same COPPER CRYSTALS! The metaphysical properties of copper are said to be the ability to aid the circulatory system, help strengthen bones and fight arthritis pain.
Antique Goldstone Brooch
Markings/Maker: unmarked; I was told that it was tested for Silver
Metal: Sterling Silver
Accents: Natural gold or copper flecks withing the polished stone
Condition: Estate perfect; due to the fact that this is a made to appear to look like a natural stone there are inclusions, the back of the stone has a few black veins that refract in the front in an "L" shape in some light, this is not a crack.
Size: Approx. 1 3/8" x 1"
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