SKU: C224

Oregon Sunstone

3.13 carats

$626.00

1 in stock

SKU: C224 Category: Tag:

This one wasn’t supposed to have a table, but inclusions forced cutting one anyway. Then a re-design to give it shape. The result is quite nice with a triangular table in a quadrilateral stone. Nice bluish color, unusual in Oregon sunstone.

Carats

3.13

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Multicolor

Cut

Dimensions (mm)

12.1 x 8.2 x 5.6

Origin

Overall Quality

Stone Shape

Freeform

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.