Oregon Sunstone is a naturally occurring plagioclase feldspar, when viewed from certain directions exhibits a spangled / sparkly appearance. This particular sunstone formed in lava thirteen to fourteen million years ago when a volcano in Steens Mountain erupted, pouring out massive amounts of lava. The lava flow was subsequently covered by a vast lake and remained underwater for thousands of years. As the lake gradually dried up, the exposure to weather caused the lava to decompose and reveal loose sunstones. It was recognized as the state of Oregon's state gem in 1987. It is a 6.5-7.2 on the Moh's scale, making it great for jewelry making. Energetically, it is believed to have the power of sun + light, bringing joy to all of the chakras.
The necklaces were handmade by my own mama, Carol, of For The Love of Violet. They are on dainty 14k gold-filled chain with little matching baby accent beads with the adjustable 16-18 inch extender.
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