From loose gemstones to mineral specimens, expand your gemological education and explore your own gemstone journey.
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Sunstone Gemstones

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Gemstone Information

A gem known since ancient times, sunstone is a type of feldspar formed and crystallized in lava flows. Radiating with the power of eternal light, sunstone has been reportedly found in the tombs of Viking sailors who believed it would aid in their journey through both life and the afterlife. A distinguishing feature of sunstone is its metallic schiller, which rolls across the stone's surface. The effect is due to the presence of small plate-like inclusions of minerals such as hematite or native copper. These inclusions interfere with the passage of light, causing it to scatter. If the inclusions are larger and visible to the eye, they create glittery star-like reflections that gemologists refer to as aventurescence.

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Loose Sunstone

Explore loose sunstone gemstones to make your look shine! This glittering gemstone varies in color from orange, to red, to yellow, just like the sun. This gemstone is the perfect stone for summer, bringing a graceful touch of warmth to any piece of jewelry you are crafting. Known to replace negative energy with positivity, allow sunstone to brighten your life with the help of JTV's loose gemtsone collection.

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