Sunstone Gemstone Properties

Design Possibilities

Like a red-orange sunset blazing above the Pacific Ocean, Sunstone's glowing iridescence is mesmerizing. The metallic (golden) glitter in this feldspar is caused by light reflecting on tiny copper or hematite crystals imbedded in it. Deposits of sunstone have been found in India, Canada, South Norway and Russia. Sunstone has also been discovered in the United States, with deposits found in Oregon. Most of the sunstone available through Fire Mountain Gems and Beads is from India. So get out your beach chair and your bead box filled with all the scintillating shapes of these hand-cut sunstone beads. Sit down and create some jewelry that captures the beauty of a fiery, sparkling, coastal sunset. It will dazzle everyone who sees it.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Don't let Sunstone's beauty mislead you. It's a no nonsense stone. If it could speak, it would say celebrate! Celebrate your achievements, celebrate who you are now and who you are becoming. It would promise that you'd make easier, clearer decisions if you'd just set your fears aside and act from the magnificence that's in you. You're evolving, it would say, at the pace and in the way you should be. Relax now and enjoy it!

Mineral Information Sodium calcium aluminum silicate, Feldspar group
Chemical Composition Na(AlSi3O8)Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Color Orange-red/brown
Hardness 6 - 6-1/2
Specific Gravity 2.62-2.65
Refractive Index 1.532-1.542

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**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

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