This is a relatively new find of a spectacular gemmy sunstone material from Tanzania that is as good or better than the more commonly found sunstone from India and Oregon (where I live). I hand cut this freeform shaped cabochon. It has a high polished finish all the way around. LOTS of confetti, iridescence, shiller, and more! Measurements in title in millimeters
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!
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.</p>
<p>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!</p>