I hand cut this lovely focal bead out of natural sunstone from India. Pictures don't do these beauties justice! You can see how they move in the light in the videos on the DVHdesigns channel. Sunstone is a variety of feldspar that has hematite inclusions in it that causes it to sparkle and flash. CHAIN NOT INCLUDED. Feel free to check out all the items in my DVHdesigns Handmade Storefront and once there you can contact me with general inquiries or about a custom order. Thanks for shopping DVHdesigns!
The adularescent AND aventurescent qualities of this stone are just stunning! The images give you just a hint of how these well oriented stones go from coppery orange base color to a nearly blinding coppery whitish brilliance! Pale veining from healed fractures and an occasional pit or inclusion that comes to the surface may be visible upon very close inspection. They are normal in this material and don't threaten the value or structural integrity of the stone.
Here is what June Culp Zeitner of Lapidary Journal fame says about sunstone in her book, "Gem and Lapidary Materials,".... "Sunstone is an aventurescent labradorite, microcline, or oligoclase feldspar, distinguished by minute hematite or goethite inclusions which reflect the light" She goes on to say that some microcline sunstones like this one show both aventurescence and adularescence.
Some of the mystic lore that has been said about sunstone is that it is a stone of leadership, dispels fear and stress, increases vitality, encourages independence and originality, warms the spirit and brings good fortune!