Sunstone - Something Unique

Sunstone - Something unique.

Sunstone is a type of Feldspar, belonging to a group of rock forming minerals, which make up a significant part of the earths crust. However, unlike most of the feldspar on the planet, sunstone, like its sisters Moonstone and Labradorite, exhibit unique properties which make them beautiful to look at, and valuable.

The beauty of sunstone are the reflective particles of copper which reflect light and create a beautiful and sparkly wonder. The visual effect is known as Shiller, and really makes these stones pop.

Some of the most beautiful sunstone, such as this piece, are found right here in the USA in southern Oregon. In fact, Oregon made sunstone its official state gemstone.