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*Blue goldstone beads look like they've captured a clear midnight sky full of stars! As with all forms of goldstone, this manmade gemstone is created from glass combined with copper salts. Through a special cooling process, the copper salts in the navy blue glass transform into copper crystals creating the unique sparkle of these semiprecious beads and jewelry components. Regarded as a protection mineral, blue goldstone is considered a good deflector of unwanted energies. This synthetic gemstone is reported to have been first created when Italian monks were attempting alchemy (the creation of gold from base materials) - thus the name "goldstone." Blue goldstone components work great in a number of jewelry styles, including formal wear in which brighter colors of original goldstone might appear too showy.