SKU: C117

Glittering Green Oregon Sunstone

11.05 carats

$1,657.00

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Fantastic glittering green Oregon sunstone in a large size. Not too large for a ring, but a really nice pendant stone, this sunstone has a lot of colors.

Carats

11.05

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Multicolor

Cut

Dimensions (mm)

12.9 x 10.4

Origin

Overall Quality

Stone Shape

Square

Treatments

None

1

In the early 1800s sunstone was a little-known, rare, and costly gemstone. It wasn’t until finds in Norway, Siberia, and other parts of the world that sunstone became somewhat more widely recognized, more available, and less expensive.

2

In the US state of Oregon in the early 1900s, there were reports of sunstone finds in ancient lava fields in a desert area called Warner Valley. Even earlier, Native Americans in that area might have been the first collectors of Warner Valley sunstones.

3

In 1987 sunstone was declared the state mineral for Oregon in the USA. The Oregon sunstone is rather unique in that it is the only sunstone that contains copper crystals.