This hexagon-cut American MIned™ Oregon Schiller Sunstone™ brings an unusual shape, an exciting orange/peach/pink color and a rich presentation of the sunstone's signature Schiller effect (shimmer) to all types of jewelry designs. Mined in Oregon, this sunstone displays an active aventurescence (another term for the Schiller effect) created by the presence of several metal elements caught within the crystalline structure. Set a single stone in a simple ring, match it with stones of similar or complementary colors, or use a pair to make earrings.
This variety of sunstone is a plagioclase feldspar composed of a mixture of calcium and sodium. The relative hardness of sunstone makes it best suited for jewelry items that do not see heavy wear, such as pendants, earrings or brooches.
The hexagon is cut is a modified brilliant featuring large facets and step cuts along the six equal sides of the girdle.
Rio is proud to offer the American Mined™ Collection, a growing selection of gemstones sourced from mines located here in America. These gemstones consistently present the excellent color, clarity and quality we look for in every stone we offer you. Each of these gemstones allows us to provide a clear, documentable path from the mine to your bench; you and your customers can be confident that every one is mined, cut and processed under conditions that meet all standards for worker safety, environmental protection and responsible production.
• Care: Clean with warm, soapy water; never clean using steam or ultrasonics.
• Unless precisely calibrated to an exact size, gemstone sizes vary slightly. Rio allows a tolerance of +/– 0.2mm for gemstones larger than 4mm.
• Mined in America, this gemstone material is sent to Germany for cutting.