Raw Natural Rainbow Sunstone 260 cts 35 MM 976E

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  • Raw Natural Rainbow Sunstone 260 cts 35 MM 976E
  • 976E
  • mica
  • $5.20 inc. tax

  • Units in Stock: 1

Raw Natural Rainbow Sunstone 260 cts 35 MM 976E Summary

Raw Natural Rainbow Sunstone 260 cts 35 MM 976E             


Shipped from Franklin N.C. USA

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100% real not man made but genuine from the earth gemstone.
100% Genuine and natural no treatment.
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Microcline: KAlSi3O8
Oligoclase: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8
Color     Red, Orange, Brown, Pink
Hardness     6 - 6.5
Crystal System     Triclinic
Refractive Index     1.525 - 1.548
SG     2.62 - 2.65
Transparency     Transparent to translucent
Double Refraction     0.01
Luster     Vitreous
Cleavage     2,1 - basal ; 2,1 - prismatic ; 3,1 - pinacoidal
Mineral Class     Microcline or Oligoclase


Believed to be a piece of the sun, sunstone was prized by ancient magicians, who used it to attract the strength of the sun and it's associated power and wealth. It is commonly associated with the Phoenix that appeared at the first sunrise.

Sunstone is an Oligoclase, which is a species of plagioclase feldspar. Specifically it is one of the six species used in gemstone jewelry. Less commonly this is also called aventurine feldspar, but is not oftenreferred to by this name. Labradorite is also one of the other more common plagioclase feldspar, as well as Albite.

It is a joyful, light inspiring stone which often instills the feeling of joie de vivre, it is good natured and heightens ones intuition.

There are two types of "Sunstone" in the general population today....the first being the natural feldspar as initially spoken, imported most often from India it resembles an orange opal, with a fiery, multicolored flash (from the hematite).

The other is a form of andesine feldspar, that is colored with copper and it's called Oregon Sunstone. The optical effect is called shiller and the color in Oregon Sunstone is darker toward the center because of the density of the copper. The amount of copper leads to various colors within some stones. The more copper within the stone, the darker the completion.

Oregon Sunstone which of course is found in Oregon, USA, is the most common form on the market now, but do not despair, as the more natural Sunstone is still readily available.

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