Blue Goldstone pendant strung on a 17" 14k filled, tarnish-resistant chain.
Inspired by Aten/Atun, the Sun God in traditional ancient Egyptian religion. Aten was the original sun god that the more popular sun god Ra was derived from. Aten was more of an aspect of Ra and is depicted as a solar disk terminating in human hands. Aten creates the son in the mother's womb, the seed in men, and has generated all life.
Blue Goldstone is believed to transmit healing energy, increase self-acceptance, aid in learning, and soothe hypersensitivity. Blue Goldstone is thought to be the ideal stone for empaths.
The first evidence of this gemstone was in the seventeenth century when the glassmaking Miotti family of Venice held a license to produce goldstone. However, some believe it was invented years earlier when Italian monks created sparkling crystals by accidentally spilling copper flecks into a glassmaking mixture.
Blue Goldstone is often called ‘monk’s gold,’ but you might hear it referred to as aventurine glass, purple goldstone, or gold star glass.