Sunstone is a plagioclase feldspar with a unique glitter from platelets of hematite. Typically it has a red, more rarely a blue or green, glitter. Star sunstones are known but rare. Deposits are found in India, Canada, Madagascar, Norway, Russia, and the USA. The appearance of Sunstone can be glittery and beautiful, and it can make excellent pieces of jewelry with these unique attributes.
What are some of the properties of Sunstone Gemstones?
On the Mohs scale of hardness, Sunstone is a 6 to 6.5 out of 10 which make is appropriate for use in numerous types of jewelry. Sunstone gemstones are not known to be treated or have enhancements of any kind.
What are good ways to use Sunstone Gemstones?
Sunstone gemstones are suitable for numerous types of jewelry, but it should be worn with care. Some of the best designs are earrings and pendants, but it can be worn in a ring especially one that is set in a protective setting.
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