This Oregon sunstone is a gorgeous deep orange color, shading to a red orange. The color is reminiscent of a dark orange spessartite garnet and is brighter than the photo implies. I faceted it from rough I sourced directly from the owner of the new Misha 2 Mine in Oregon–a good friend of mine. I cut it in my own modified version of the classic round brilliant cut; I spent a significant amount of time optimizing the angles of this design for a variety of gem material as the original angles were intended for diamond. The gem weighs 1.72 carats and measures a calibrated 7.50 x 5.50 mm. There is a tiny splash of very fine schiller that that is visible in just the right light or with a loupe–proof positive of the natural origin of this American gemstone.