SKU: C277

Oregon Sunstone

7.27 carats

$600.00

1 in stock

SKU: C277 Category: Tag:

This Oregon sunstone has a lot of schiller in the pavilion, causing it to be a little dark. Nicely cut in a large marquis pattern.

Carats

7.27

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Multicolor

Cut

Dimensions (mm)

19.5 x 9.6 x 9.0

Origin

Overall Quality

Stone Shape

Marquise

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.