Oregon Sunstone

Brilliant crimson and cream Oregon Sunstone

Oregon Sunstone is a rare gemstone that was honored as Oregon's state gem in 1987. Before the discovery at the Ponderosa mine, the term "sunstone" referred to feldspar minerals with a glittery effect or golden sheen, a phenomenon known as aventurescence.

Depending on the abundance and size of the copper trace elements and platelets within the gem material, the color may vary from colorless to yellow, orange, brown, pink, red, green, blue-green and multi-colored. Copper can create a range of shades from green, yellow, orange to red.

This particular has a body color of crimson and cream with shimmering clouds of copper schiller that is revealed when you turn the stone. What gorgeous jewelry creation will you make with this special gem?

 *Please note that all our photography is done with a 10x macro lens so you might see things in the photographs that you will not see with the unaided eye.*

3.625 carats / 11.8 x 9.8 x 5.1 mm

Estimate: $525 - $575

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