We are an American owned company, residing in Thailand. Our Oregon sunstone is never heated or treated It is a natural copper bearing feldspar.
And have a contract with and receive rough directly from our Oregon sunstone mine in the Plush Oregon area. Gemstone photography is difficult and especially difficult for Oregon sunstone because of multicolors and dichroism. We believe that to better understand the dynamic colors of Oregon sunstone, both photos and video is required.The photos in general represent the gem color. While the video defines color variation, dichroism and the precision of our master faceting.
We also include a color text description, when combined with photos and video, provides a very realistic color evaluation. A certain amount of copper platelets and/or a schiller inclusion pattern in the rough is consider very desireable. Heavier schillered sunstone rough is desireable but in general will command a lower price. Best suited for cabochon where the fire is dominated by schiller refraction and reflection.
THATS HOW WE MAINTAIN OUR 100% HAPPY CUSTOMERS AS FEEDBACK SHOWS. OREGON SUNSTONE EXTREMELY HIGH DETAIL HAND DONE A TRUE WORK OF ART.
PEACH AND GOLD WITH LIGHT SCHILLER IN HEAD FEATHERS WITH TEAL BLUE EYE 13.61CT. 23.0 MM X 10.0 MM BY 6.0 MM DEEP. MASTER CARVED OUR DESIGN WORLD CLASS OREGON SUNSTONE.ONE OF A KIND HAND DONE A TRUE WORK OF ART. HAND CARVED EAGLE HEAD PEACH AND GOLD WITH LIGHT SCHILLER IN HEAD FEATHERS AND A PERFECT TEAL BLUE EYE 13.61CT. TEAL BLUE EYE WITH PEACH SCHILLER IN HEAD FEATHERS 13.61CT SEE VIDEO.
STUNNING CLARITY CLEAN GEM CARVING. A ONE OF A KIND. The growth of the multicolored and dynamic Oregon sunstone will accelerate in popularity and value; and should be seriously consider for your collection!! The recent interest in Oregon sunstone was spawned by four GIA articles in late 2013.
These articles discussed the geology associated with the formations of the feldspar copper bearing Oregon sunstone. As important was an assessment of faceted Oregon sunstone's broad range of colors, dichroism and adverturescence. Oregon sunstone refractive index is 1.54-157 and Mohs (6.5-7.2) hardness which makes it suitable for jewelry. Many in the gemstone business and collectors believe that Oregon sunstone will be the next tanzanite from a consumer desirability point of view.
Prices are rapidly increasing; fueled by intense on air marketing from major internationally televised jewelry networks. They believe that in the next few years, Oregon sunstone will "go viral"!!Oregon sunstone because of its copper bearing characteristic puts it into the same category as paraiba tourmaline; one of the world's most desirable and expensive gemstones. However Oregon sunstone is a single origin source (Oregon USA) while paraiba is a multiple origin source (Brazil, Nigeria, Mozambique). Most important is that Oregon sunstone rough output is increasing, via new mine sources with proven commercial reserves. In the 1970's, Tiffany's held many Oregon mine claims but decided to divest because they did not unearth commercial quantities of colored rough. After Tiffany divested, miners started to find small amounts of colored rough (pink, red, green, multicolor) beyond Tiffany's clear and yellow mined rough.
Eventually, through the efforts of many prominent labs GIA, GRS, ISG.. , the andesine controversy was resolved. Oregon sunstone was validated as a multicolor natural copper bearing gemstone, setting the stage for rapid growth.Throughout the 1990's, and the first decade of this century, Oregon sunstone was a favorite of select collectors and faceters. Oregon sunstone is natural and different, than Paraiba, because copper is manifested in a phenomenon called schiller which are small copper platelets and/or copper planes that are eye visible. Schiller features are not classic inclusions because they add additional pleasing visual characteristics, just like silk in Kashmir sapphire and horsetail in demantoid.
However, balance is needed because too much schiller can reduce gemstone fire. In general the most expensive faceted Oregon sunstones have minor eye visible schiller and microscopic copper platelets are smoothly integrated into the gemstone crystal. Gems with medium schiller, flash light and color as the gem is rotated. Heavy schiller crystals produce excellent carvings and cabochons.
Oregon Sunstone is on a path to be the "next tanzanite", and its popularity and value we believe will accelerate. Prices are affordable and your market insight and evaluation is vital as one considers adding this multicolored and visually dynamic copper bearing gem to a collection. Inclusions barely seen under 10x magnification. Inclusions can be seen under 10x magnification. Good Quality, Some Slight Inclusions.Good Quality, Some Noticable Inclusions. Thus you can return any item(s) with which you are dissatisfied within 14 days from the date of receipt of the item(s). We will resolve any issue, resulting in a fair solution for both of us. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones". The seller is "worldgemsimporters" and is located in this country: TH.
This item can be shipped worldwide.