I hand cut this lovely focal bead out of natural sunstone from Tanzania. Pictures don't do these beauties justice! You can see how they move in the light in the video shorts on my DVHdesigns channel. Sunstone is a variety of feldspar that has hematite inclusions in it that causes it to sparkle. Tanzanian sunstones are a relatively new find and they are bigger and flashier than the sunstones from Oregon where I live! LOTS of aventurescence, confetti, iridescence, shiller, and more!
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Here's a video that shows this stone, along with a lunalite Australian moonstone and two astrophyllite beads....
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!