Oregon Sunstone Loose Gemstone Trillion USA Cut Handmade AAA Grade Schiller Viking Sparkle Aventurine Feldspar Natural Engagement Ring

Oregon Sunstone Loose Gemstone Trillion USA Cut Handmade AAA Grade Schiller Viking Sparkle Aventurine Feldspar Natural Engagement Ring

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Considered to be on of the most rare stones in the world the Oregon Sunstone is a one of a kind treasure. This is a beautiful intense fancy cut loose gemstone it is a lovely hand cut stone. It has a lovely and brilliance and display of light throughout the stone with bright sparkle flashes showing from within the stone.

AAA Grade
Shape - Triangle
Cut - Trillion
Size - 4.11mm x 4.01mm x 2.53mm
weight - 0.205 carats
origin - Oregon, USA
Natural untreated
color - Orange
refractive index - 1.563 - 1.572
hardness - mohs scale - 6.5 - 7.2
it is not heat sensitive

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The "Schiller" phenomenon (aventurescence) makes the stone appear to "glow" as if it had it's own internal light source. Aventurescent Sunstones with Schiller retain this unique "glow" even when viewed from a great distance and by evening lights. In fact, the presence of these bright inclusions was the reason for naming it Sunstone or Heliolite, from the Greek helios for sun and lithos for stone.

This is a Natural Oregon sunstone it is a true feldspar gemstone and is sometimes available in a variety of colors. It is a Type of Labradorite that comes in an orange color, and is closely related to moonstone.

Viking legend accounts for the use of what was called a "Sunstone" to aid in navigation during their many travels across the seas. This "Viking Compass" is believed to be the secret behind their reputation for being the most remarkable and notable seafarers in history. While there is speculation as to the actual stone used, the Oregon Sunstone exhibits the necessary properties of refraction that would allow it to locate the sun during storms and fog.

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