Star Gem Necklace, White Gold Star Sunstone Pendant (9.6 ct) 8-Ray Star Sunstone, Gold and Black Tanzanian Sunstone, Eight Ray Star Stone


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Gemstone: Moonstone


Pendant height: 1.05 Inches; Pendant width: 0.53 Inches

This pendant features a cabochon of Tanzanian star sunstone with 8 rays. The stone measures 0.72 x 0.48 inches (18.3 x 12.3 mm) and weighs in at 9.6 carats. It is set in solid 14k white gold wire.

Sunstone is a variety of gem feldspar, the family that also includes moonstone--it is defined by having reflective inclusions that give it both sheen and color. There are several varieties, but Tanzania produces a particularly fine variety sometimes called confetti or illusion sunstone. This variety actually has a moonstone base with a silvery adularescence, and on top of that inclusions of hematite add a golden sheen. When these mix they can produce a bright star with either four or eight rays.

This stone is a very fine example. It has a solid black background with a bright golden star, with four strong rays and four thin rays making a rare 8-ray star. It is the first one I have ever seen, and it is spectacular!

Here is a short video of the stone in motion:



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