HerSTONES moves the step from the already IGCP – 637 Heritage Stone Designation, which since 2016 recognized twenty-two stones significant in human culture as GHSR (IUGS – Global Heritage Stone Resources) so far. HerSTONES project aims at enlarging the number of recognized Heritage Stones, focussing on those from emerging countries, underrepresented on the current GHSR list. Heritage Stones from emerging countries are strictly linked to cultural heritage being a tangible trace of the oldest civilizations from Africa, Middle East and South Asia. Umpteen heritage stones need to be investigated in order to reach the designation GHSR. Lack of scientific references can be faced by the international cooperation between experienced geoscientists and young researchers: HerSTONES project will go ahead on the recognition of Heritage Stones in a more global and young context by means of novel and effectives ways, building also capacities for the sustainable use of earth resources.