Sunstone is a member of the Feldspar group, and is named for its warm shades of gold, orange, reds and browns reflecting the radiance of the sun and the fire of the solar ray. The “Schiller” phenomenon (aventurescence) gives this stone the glittery effect and allows it to “glow” as if it has its own internal light source.
Sunstone is formed in molten lava and is discharged onto the surface with the help of a volcano. Fine crystals of this magical gemstone are released after the lava is broken.
The most famous source of fine sunstones is the state of Oregon in the US. They were formed millions of years ago in lava flows in Lake and Harney County. Other Sunstone gems are found in India, Canada, Madagascar, Norway, and Russia.
Sunstone lends itself well to most jewelry applications. While it looks amazing against any metal color, it has a more modern and trendier look when set in white gold and silver.
Sunstone in Mythology and its healing powers
First discovered in Norway, the Sunstone crystals were collected by the Vikings to navigate the seas by reading the position of sun and stars. This glittery stone gets its distinctive shimmer from light-reflecting properties, due to the presence of tiny particles of Hematite. Famous Norse mariners used these reflecting properties to catch rays of sunlight.
Sunstone is said to be a stone of leadership, as it encourages its wearer to be open and inspires the nurturing of self. It offers self-confidence and helps in bringing passion, excitement, and creativity back into one’s life.
Since ancient times, Sunstone has been used to relieve chronic sore throats, rheumatism, and general aches and pains. It also warms the body, increasing metabolism, digestion, and vitality.
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