I have recently come across natural Sunstone. For the longest time, I thought all Sunstones are man-made by glass fused with copper powder. Apparently, there are natural Sunstones that are widely used in fine jewelry. I will be going into detail about the Sunstone history and origin in the following lists.
1. Sunstone comes from Feldspar Family.
What is Feldspar family? Let's put it this way. When we think of Feline family, it's a term that includes cat, tiger, cheetah, puma and lion. Same as Feldspar family, it includes Moonstones, Sunstones, Labradorite and Amazonite. Feldspar minerals make up to 60% of the earth's crust. It means it's a common mineral that the supply is abundant.
2. Sunstone is Oregon state gemstone.
Oregon Sunstone is the most-well known among other areas that produce in the world. This area produces Sunstone that is reddish with copper crystal inclusions. (shown in the picture) You can also find Sunstone in Madagascar (shown in the picture) , Norway, Siberia and Tanzania.
3. Sunstone gives scared power.
In Native American legend tale, a great warrior was wounded by an arrow and his blood dropped onto pieces of Oregon Sunstone. The blood carried his warrior spirit into the stones coloring them with shades of red and giving them sacred power.
I hope this article will make you feel more familiar with Sunstone. They are one of my new favorite gemstone.