This gorgeous rich red Oregon sunstone is amazingly clean and bright, and represents the finest of the red hues to be found in Oregon. The gem comes from the Ponderosa Mine, which is famed for its fine red sunstones. It has just a tiny bit of natural copper schiller that can be difficult to find, even with a loupe.
I faceted this gem in my custom “Helena” brilliant oval design, and it is amazingly bright and scintillating in the hand. It weighs 1.72 carats and measures 8.2 x 7.0 x 5.5 mm.