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Sunstone Cabochon. Oval Cut. 20.70 ct.


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Sunstone Cabochon. Rich Golden Orange natural color with aventurescence (metallic spangled effect caused by the reflection). Oval Cut. 20.70 ct. Perfect gemstone for your bespoke jewelry.

WEIGHT : 20.70 ct
SIZE : 17.33 * 15.46 * 10.94 mm.
SHAPE : Cab. Oval
CLARITY GRADE : Translucent
CUT GRADE : Very Good
TREATMENT : Untreated

Inclusions type : Aventurescence (Copper inclusions)

"To those who are able to explore their secrets, precious stones relate to story as interesting as that of the huge pyramids erected by the Pharaohs at Memphis, and it would seem that their sublime internal spheres might be called, The Fingerprints of God" and also he called them "The usurpers from the factory". 
Edward J. Gübelin Inclusions as a Means of Gemstone Identification, 1953.
I think the best way I have to show my customers that my stones are natural is by showing them their interior, which is unique and beautiful. The scale of microphotography can be up to X50.


Sunstone gem is a plagioclase feldspar, has a hardness of between 6 - 6.5, the Sunstone can be found in red, orange, yellow , green, colorless color.
We can find : opaque , translucent or transparent (depending on its inclusions). Opaque material is cut as cabochons and transparent material is cut faceted. Some cabochons display a star effect (Star Sunstone).
As for its inclusions, it is normal to find thin copper plates , hematite or goethite which are aligned and producing aventurescence (metallic effect produced by the reflection of light).


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MdMaya Gems uses the following clarity scale when grading gemstones.

Setting aside translucent and opaque gemstones, the first classification to take into account is: 

  • Type 1: Stones that are often inclusion free
  • Type 2: Stones that are usually included 
  • Type 3: Stones that are almost always included

EYE CLEAN: Appears clean to the unaided eye. (Type 1, 2 and 3)
       Type 1: Minute inclusions difficult to see with the unaided eye.
       Type 2: Minor inclusions easy to see with the unaided eye.
       Type 3: Noticeable inclusions apparent to the unaided eye.
       Type 1: Minor inclusions somewhat easy to see with the unaided eye.
       Type 2: Noticeable inclusions apparent to the unaided eye.
       Type 3: Obvious inclusions very apparent to the unaided eye.
HEAVILY included: prominent inclusions that have a negative effect on appearance or durability.
SEVERELY INCLUDED: prominent inclusions that have a severe effect on appearance or durability or both. (Type 1, 2 and 3).



All our gemstones have been analyzed by a qualified gemologist. Each precious stone comes with a gemological certificate to guarantee its authenticity, as well as describing its unique characteristics.
Pictures in this website might not reflect the intensity and brightness of the real color of the gemstone. Additionally, the pictures might not properly represent the real size of the gem (provided in millimeters). Do not hesitate in requesting more graphic documentation of the precious stone for any clarifications. This will be provided shortly to accommodate your needs. 
The photographs of the inclusions, if any, are a distinctive sign NATURAL origin.

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