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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
HARDNESS : 6
Inclusions type : Aventurescence (Copper inclusions)
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:
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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