What’s couture without context? Here’s some SJS BG: Goldstone
What’s couture without context? Here’s some SJS BG:
These bracelets are made with goldstone. In Venice in the 17th century, alchemists accidentally created it while trying to make gold. The legacy of their intent can be seen in the shimmering golden flecks of these beads that glitter in the light and add a sheen of luxury.
In addition to its association with magic in its past, goldstone beads equally evokes the future. Its golden sparkles seem like stars in space - an entire universe wrapped around your wrist. It shares a name with the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex (the Goldstone Observatory) in the legend-heavy Mojave Desert and the goldmining ghost town.
It’s also known by the names “aventurine glass” (Italian: avventurina or avventura, meaning adventure, obviously), “stellaria” (Persian: sang-e sitara or sun-sitara, meaning stone star), and “monk’s gold” (referring to the Italian monks/alchemists that invented it). The best goldstones are harvested from the “heart” of the mass with crystals in the middle during the production process.