Behold this 9 carat, fancy emerald-cut, Oregon sunstone. This exquisite gem is prong set in a diamond encrusted basket with rows of sparkling, colorless diamonds along the solid 18K yellow gold band.
Weight: 9.08 carats
Size (LxWxD): 15 x 9.5 x 9 mm
Cut: Fancy Modified Emerald Cut
Color: Red with copper influences and neon red sparkle
Origin: Southeast Oregon
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Metal: 18K Yellow Gold
Weight: 1.0 tcw (approx.)
Size: 6.5 (free sizing on all rings)
What exactly is a Copper-Bearing Oregon Sunstone?
This is one of the rarest and most sought-after gemstones for collectors and anyone who appreciates beautiful gemstone jewelry – and it’s only mined from one small region in the United States. There are a lot of Sunstones mined throughout the world – but nothing can compare to the Oregon Sunstone. Oregon Sunstone is a trade name for a particular type of Labradorite, which belongs to the mineral family of feldspars. Like common sunstone, it comes in various colors, including red, blue, green, yellow and most commonly, a faint straw color. Unlike the common sunstone, Oregon Sunstone is transparent, and can be cut into amazingly lively faceted gems. Also - Oregon Copper-Bearing Sunstone is a lot harder than other Sunstones mined elsewhere. They are comparable to Amethyst and Citrine, 7.2 on the Mohs' Scale.
Oregon mined gems are rarest of ALL Sunstones in the world. Only the genuine Oregon Sunstones are found in extremely rare colors like pure Blood Red, Padparadscha, Orange, Salmon and Copper Red, and even the most valued Green or Blue Green. This color, type and gem quality Sunstone is not found anywhere else on this planet.
Legend and Lore*:
Oregon Sunstone is used well with the first two chakra areas, as it is one to inspire sensuality, romance and sexuality. It also is said to inspire freedom, originality, independence and luck. Sunstone is also supposed to dissipate fearfulness, to alleviate stress and to provide "luck" in game, warm the heart, lift/rejuvenate the spirit. Sunstone is purported to brings a sunny disposition, and can be used for protection, grounding and life force.
*The information provided above is for entertainment purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, well before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant as actual medical information or advice in any way.