Despite what its name implies, there is no gold in Goldstone; in fact, Green Goldstone is man-made glass infused with copper particles, the addition of chromium results in the deep, shimmery Green Goldstone.
One story has Goldstone originally being created by French monks when alchemists were working towards creating gold. In time the secret of making it was lost.
Another story had goldstone being (re)discovered or recreated in the 17th century when Venetian glass maker Vincenzo Miotti was credited with the invention of goldstone. 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.
According to HealingCrystals.com " Sparkling Green Goldstone connects with the Heart Chakra and is especially good for emotional healing. The copper contained in Goldstone makes it very effective for physical healing, especially for pain and inflammation. It is a nervous system stimulant and enhances the transmission of healing energies from the hands; therefore it is applicable to long distance healing. Goldstone is a good deflector of unwanted energies, and is highly regarded in the spirit realm as a protection mineral. It is also associated with abundance due to the combination of its gorgeous green color and reflective shimmer. "
Enhancer of energies