This oval sunstone cabochon presents a rich, burnt-orange color, enlivened by light-catching flashes within the stone. Use this stone for a simple ring or pendant, in pairs for earrings, or combine with stones of contrasting or complementary colors for more complex designs. The deep orange color of this cabochon pairs well with yellow metals.
Sunstone is an orthoclase feldspar, 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.