In crystal healing, Blue Goldstone is said to be the “Stone of Confidence and Ambition”, encouraging motivation and drive. Associated with the Throat Chakra, it encourages acceptance of who we are, to express authenticity and no longer deny our truth. Goldstone is said to promote vitality. Despite what its name implies, there is no gold in Goldstone; in fact, Goldstone is man-made glass infused with copper particles; the additions of cobalt, manganese, or chromium result in the deep, shimmery Blue 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.