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Why Buy Sunstone Gemstone at GemFame?
We Sell High quality Sunstone Gemstone in reasonable price, We have various types of Colors, Sizes, Shapes, Weight and Various Origins. We Ship Through Reputed Courier Service to Deliver Your Order within Timeline, We also Provide 30 Days Replacement / Refund for All Products.
About Sunstone Gemstone
Sunstone is a member of the Feldspar Group of minerals that also includes Albite, Amazonite, Andesine, Anorthite, Bytownite, Hyalophane, Labradorite, Moonstone, Oligoclase, Orthoclase, Sanidine. Sunstone is also called as aventurine feldspar. Sunstone is a popular name for Oligoclase and/or Plagioclase Feldspar showing flashes of color like Golden rays. The glitter which is caused by light reflections from tiny hematite or goethite platelets. Sun stone is usually opaque or translucent. Transparent sun stone is rare and when found may be faceted rather than cut en cabochon, The usual cut for sun stone. In most sun stone, the flashes of color due to the reflection of flat, platy inclusions of hematite and goethite(metallic minerals), Sunstone from Oregon(USA), Known since the 1990s, has copper inclusions. Care should be taken not to confuse sunstone with goldstone, the name given to an imitation made up glass with copper inclusions.
Properties of Sunstone Gemstone
Chemical Composition: (Al,Si)4o8
Hardness: 6.0 – 6.5
Specific Gravity (Density): 2.64
Refractive Index: 1.54 – 1.55