Carved blue goldstone heart. Each one will slightly vary in size, and colour but are approximately 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm (1 x 1 x 0.2″). Price is per stone.
Blue goldstone is manmade glass coloured blue by cobalt with silvery flecks suspended in it. The invention of the original goldstone occurred by accident in seventeenth-century Venice by the Miotti family using copper rather than cobalt. The glass is made in a reducing furnace with cobalt added, it then crystallizes.
As a healing stone, it is prized for learning, communication and uplifting the spirit. The metaphysical properties of cobalt are said to cloak and transform a traveler. It is said to be a powerful, radiant and psychically active element.
The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral and in the past, the intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human soul, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul and stylized depictions of hearts are used as prevalent symbols representing love.