SKU: C247

Oregon sunstone

4.15 carats

$830.00

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Clean, green Oregon sunstone with a touch of red. Cut in original design.

Carats

4.15

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Multicolor

Cut

Dimensions (mm)

9.5 x 9.5 x 8.0

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.