This beautiful gemstone ring has one of the most unusual and sought-after gemstones: The Oregon Copper-Bearing Sunstone with schiller. We fell in love with this gorgeous gemstone’s color and sparkle. We put it in our minimalist 18K rose gold and diamond setting that just complements the spectacular colors of this special gem. This is a 8-prong design with colorless diamonds. There is a halo diamonds, under the gemstone for sparkle at every angle. Larger diamonds on the shoulders accentuate the color of this gorgeous gem - all in beautiful solid rose gold.
This gemstone is AAA in quality and is round cut with a checkerboard top.
Oregon Sunstone with Pure Copper Schiller
Weight: 3.71 carats
Size (diameter x depth): 10.22 x 7.47 mm
Cut/Shape: Round, Brilliant
Color: Reddish Orange with pure Ccopper Schiller
Origin: Spectrum Mine, Plush, Oregon
Metal: 18K Rose Gold
Size: 6.5 (easily sizable - we offer free sizing on all rings)
Weight: .60 tcw (approx.)
More About the Copper-Bearing Oregon Sunstone with Schiller
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 with the Schiller effect. 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.
An oddity of Oregon Sunstone is the enhancing presence of ‘Schiller’. In the case of Oregon Sunstone, Schiller consists of very thin, opaque, parallel sheets (flat crystals) of copper within the gemstone. These sheets are so thin that they cannot be seen from the edge. When viewed from an angle perpendicular to the Schiller plane, the Schiller acts like a polished copper mirror, reflecting the coppery color back to your eyes. Many stones appear to be perfectly transparent at first, but when they are viewed in just the right direction, a pink to red metallic shimmer flashes from within the stone.
A Schillered Oregon Sunstone is more valuable than any other Sunstone. A properly cut Oregon Sunstone with Schiller maintains brilliance from every viewing angle, but displays a fascinating color shifting effect as the copper Schiller is rotated into view. There also is a phenomena in some gemstones which makes them ‘dichroic’, meaning they show two different colors when viewed from different directions (these are most valuable).
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, many of them sparkle with illusive pure Copper Schiller. This color, type and gem quality Sunstone is not found anywhere else on this planet.
This is a fabulous investment – we use the same analogy as Tanzanite – only discovered in the late 1960s, Tanzanite’s value has increased exponentially as more people became aware of it. Anyone in the Gem Industry that knows rare, colored gemstones will tell you that this gemstone is expected to appreciate more than 5X in the next 2 to 5 years. That is a solid investment! There are a lot of Sunstones on the market, and some are diffused in laboratories – ours are natural, top quality Oregon mined Sunstones.