Hardness: 5 - 6
Luster: Metallic
Diaphaneity: Opaque
Colors: Red, Gold
Symbolizes: Delightfulness
Source: Made Worldwide

Goldstone is actually not gold or a stone, but rather a man-made glass made in a low-oxygen reducing atmosphere that has copper flecks suspended in it. This gives the stone a sparkling illusion and eye-catching glisten. Goldstone is usually made up of Gypsum and Feldspar and while coming in many colors, it’s most popular, and common variations are orange, reddish, and of course, gold. It can also be colored blue and green. Flecks of iron glimmer underneath its shiny exterior and make a truly stunning appearance. It was originally made by monks in Northern Italy and was invented in the 17th Century in Venice. It also goes by the name “Dell Roba” in some parts, meaning “charming” in Italian.