Loose Genuine Natural Red Sunstone Gemstone!
Deep Red Sunstone with very slight schiller effect from the Sunstone Butte Mine in Oregon. Custom faceted into a Fancy Round. This gem does have a tiny feather seen in the upper left side of the photo. Custom faceted by Linda.
Sunstone or can be also called Heliolite, is the State Gem of Oregon, a prime source for this beautiful gem. The name Heliolite has been derived from the Greek 'helios' and 'lithos,' which mean 'sun' and 'stone'.
Sunstone is one of the few gemstones that are 100% natural. Gemstone quality Sunstone is only found in Oregon and was formed and crystallized by ancient lava flows. Sunstone was formed in molten lava and was discharged onto the surface with the help of a volcano. The lava then weathered away and fiery crystals of sunstone were then released.
These Oregon Sunstones come in a spectacular array of colors, flaming oranges to pale pinks, peaches, reds and the rare greens. Some Sunstone gems have a unique phenomenon, called Schiller, tiny copper platelets that catch the light with a lustrous glow. If you want a unique, 100% natural gemstone, created by nature that is durable for your next custom piece of jewelry choose a beautiful Sunstone.
Sunstone is rated 6.5 to 7.2 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Native Americans in Oregon once picked up the fiery stones and used them in the “Medicine Wheel” ceremonies to help them make a connection with the healing light of the sun.
Sunstone is regarded a gemstone of freedom, personal power and expanded consciousness.
This Red Sunstone is a perfect gem for a unique jewelry piece such as a ring or a pendant!
Species / Variety: Feldspar / Sunstone
Country: Oregon, USA
Color: reddish Copper with small amount of Copper Schiller
Carat Weight: 3.37 Carats
Shape / Cut: Custom Fancy Round
Size: 10 MM Depth: 6.6 MM
Clarity: Very Good
Treatment: No treatments. 100% Natural!