SKU: C242

Oregon sunstone

4.26 carats

$500.00

1 in stock

SKU: C242 Category: Tag:

Pale green freeform design, just for something different. It does have a long, thin inclusions you can see in the photos.

Carats

4.26

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Green, Yellow

Cut

Dimensions (mm)

18.9 x 7.8 x 6.2

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.