SKU: C106

Large rectangular Oregon sunstone

21.72 carats

$1,500.00

1 in stock

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This large rectangular Oregon sunstone is dichroic, meaning it is green in one direction and red in another. There is a lot of mixing of red and green in this stone, making it a little brownish. For this reason, we are drastically reducing the price, so if you ever wanted a large Oregon sunstone, but couldn’t afford one, now you can!

Carats

21.72

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Multicolor

Cut

Dimensions (mm)

20.8 x 13.4 x 12.9

Origin

Overall Quality

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.