Feldspar that provides a bright metallic flash when met with light. Sunstone is also said to be known as both heliolite and aventurescent feldspar. Amongst Jewelry designers Sunstone is incredibly popular and is found to be often used in rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. In the year 1987, the states of Oregon located in the United States declared Sunstone as its official state mineral. In fact, the Oregon Sunstone is said to be the only type of Sunstone to have copper crystals.
In history, it has been discovered that Sunstone was often used in Viking burial mounds due to the belief it would invoke the energy of the sun. Also in ancient Greece, Sunstone was believed to represent the sun god and provide both life and abundance to those who owned a simple piece of this stone. The Native Americans located in Oregon often utilized the Sunstone for both barter and trade.
Sunstone can be found located in various parts of the world. It can be found in India, Madagascar, South Australia, Russia, Canada, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. Not only can Sunstone be found in various areas of the world, but it can also be found in various colors. Sunstone can be found in yellow, copper, red, blue, green, and can even be found colorless.
In the metaphysical world, Sunstone is believed to be a stone if leadership as well as a symbol of ultimate energetic source of light and warmth. Sunstone is also said to be a motivator for manifestations and creative desires.