The stone design features a centrally located hole drilled through with a approximately 10mm larger hole and 4mm tunnel! Perfect for smooth airflow! Featured here is our Goldstone design with sparkle!
PLEASE NOTE: because of extreme demand we make this pipe. The material used is not mined from the earth and is created by man but is extremely popular due to is 'sparkle' effect. That being said an equal amount of labor is used to create this pipe by hand.
Note: because these pipes are handmade there are variations in color, location of inclusions and other variations.
For more information on Goldstone glass see below!
Stone of Ambition
There are a few stories of alchemist monks attempting to make gold (some are French Monks, some Italian Monks) and in the process either a monk or a general worker accidentally knocked some copper shavings into a pot of molten glass…hence variations of how it came to its name.
This story explains the trade names “Monk’s Stone, Monkgold, Gold Flux as well as Goldstone, and bluestone”. These versions of the story talk about the “recipe” being lost or forgotten until more modern times. Some of these stories evolved into this gem being falsely represented as a mineral that was a natural mineral secretly mined by monks.
Although, Vincenzo Miotti, 17th century Venetian crafter, who is credited with the invention of this sparkling beauty. The Venetian island of Murano has been the center of glass in Italy for centuries, and artists were discouraged from divulging their craft secrets. This version of the story the “recipe” was kept until sometime in the 19th century when information was shared and others began producing it.
The original goldstone (which is golden in color-we also craft a pipe from this material) was especially prized by the Chinese, it was named Jinxing Boli which is said to mean “gold star glass”.
It has been rediscovered or recreated in modern times, goldstone is a popular material because of its beauty and metaphysical properties lore. Goldstone comes in the original “reddish-brown” marked by the copper flecks, but is featured here in its original form goldstone.
Each color brings its energies and properties.
Mohs Hardness 5.5-6 and Amorphous crystal structure.
All glass is produced by silica (SiO2), from ground quartz or sand, with other ingredients. The recipe depends on the application.
Silica, copper oxides are melted, then additional oxides are added to chemically reduce the copper irons. The vat is made airtight and is maintained with a narrow temperature window. Hot enough to remain fluid, while hastening the metallic crystal to be added and form without melting or oxidizing.
Once it has reached the proper duration of crystallization, the entire batch is cooled to a solid before being removed to be cut. Due to the creation process the eventual appearance is amalgamate, with the “best” material being at the center which is the area we use to form our pipes.
Throughout history man made glass has been used a great deal in a spiritual manner and religious ritual, as glass is able to form transparent and reflective barrier, deflecting unwanted energies, it is said to represent spiritual protection. At one time man made glass was considered “magic” as it was one of the first transparent materials. Light is allowed to pass through glass, it signifies the flow of one’s spiritual power betwixt the physical and spiritual realms. Goldstone is solid in color and not transparent but is said to possess these abilities
Called the Stone of Ambition, it is said that Goldstone will assist in attaining goals. In keeping emotions stable, this energy revitalizes personal energy, building confidence, courage, a positive attitude and promotes vitality.
Goldstone also carries with it all the ancient properties of Copper as well, harmonizing relationships, attracting abundance and creativity.
Goldstone will boost the glow of life force, strengthening the self, and chi. With the properties of Copper , it is helpful in increasing the strength of circulatory system, which bolsters the bones, easing arthritic pain and reducing inflammation.
Element: Fire and Earth
Planet: Jupiter Venus
Deities: Baldur & Hathor
Powers: Money and Power
Candle Color: Brown
Due to its language linage Goldstone is associated with good luck, abundance, use in games of change as well as divination or fortune telling.
Goldstone is often used in forms of star magic, it is effective in sending its healing energies remotely, while revitalizing an energy field, which is said to be helpful in long distance healing.
Zodiac Stone of: Sagittarius
Associations: Jupiter & Venus
It is also told that Goldstone is helpful with the 3rd Chakra and is said to protect the body’s energy center. As well as being effective if one is sending healing energies from the th, 5th or 3rd eye Chakra especially with remote healing.
NOTE: INTENDED FOR TOBACCO USE ONLY MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 18.