Put gleaming green sparkle in your designs with these green goldstone beads. These beads feature an intense dark color peppered with flecks of dazzling green sparkle. Goldstone is actually glass with flecks of copper suspended inside to give it its characteristic glitter. The glass is made in a reducing furnace with copper salts added. Goldstone has been around since the European Renaissance. Stories say that it was discovered by Venetian monks when molten copper accidentally tipped into a molten glass container. Also known as sandstone, this gemstone is said to symbolize human ingenuity to improve one's life. These beads are made in Italy and China and come in a variety of interesting shapes and sizes.