This genuine black sunstone briolette drop is fully rounded and faceted across its entire surface; the facets catch the light, enhancing the dark brown to black color that is further enlivened by subtle flashes within the stone. Create an eye-catching pendant or earring drop, or use multiple drops to create more complex necklace designs. The shape of this drop is particularly well-suited to vintage-style designs—briolettes were widely used in jewelry designs during the Victorian era. This drop is vertically half-drilled; use jeweler's epoxy to secure the drop on a peg finding.
Sunstone is an orthoclase fledspar, which contains potassium and displays a brilliant spangled appearance, making it a popular choice as a gemstone. This spangled look, called the "schiller" effect is caused by small, flat reflective inclusions that align themselves along the mineral structure.
• Care: Clean with warm, soapy water; never clean using steam or ultrasonics.