A joy-inspiring gemstone that instills positivity and happiness in your life. Much like the sun, this stone is often yellow to orange in colour sometimes with gold flecks in it that really make it sparkle. It’s also always been regarded a...
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A joy-inspiring gemstone that instills positivity and happiness in your life. Much like the sun, this stone is often yellow to orange in colour sometimes with gold flecks in it that really make it sparkle. It’s also always been regarded as a stone of good luck and abundance.
Physical Energy Properties: Fuels you with energy and strength when you need it most. It’s a very useful stone for self balancing and immune function. It’s great for all of the organs and general pain in the body. It’s also effective for throat infections and ulcers.
Emotional Energy Properties: Helps lift depression, fear and stress. Sunstone aids when recovering from abandonment and taken advantage of. Relieves feelings of failure, allowing you to accept that mistakes are part of learning. Instills self-confidence and self-worth as well as optimism.
Chakras: Related to the Crown chakra, the Sacral chakra and the Solar Plexus chakra.
Astrological signs: Associated with Leo and Libra.
History: Sunstone has been mined and used for centuries. It was even found in Viking burial mounds. This sparkling golden stone has always been thought to have magical properties and the ability to bring in the sun’s energy. In Greece, they used it to represent the sun god who would bring good fortune to anyone who owned this gemstone. In the United States, Indigenous people would use it as a currency. It became even more popular in the 1900s when it was found in more places including Norway and Siberia. When it comes to the red sunstone, Indigenous legends say that these stones are the blood of a great warrior who was wounded.
Where it's found: This beautiful stone is found in Canada and the United States as well as in India, Greece and Norway.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Pale yellow sunstone can cost only a few dollars per carat up to $20 per carat if they are custom cut. The pink and tan coloured stones can cost up to $50 per carat. Opaque stones are pricier. Green, deep pink, and red sunstones, or stones with multiple colours will range from $50 to $300 per carat. The rarest sunstones are green and can cost even more than the largest red sunstones which go for up to $1,700 per carat. The inclusions of hematite or goethite are what gives this stone it’s bright glimmer.
How to use it: Charge sunstone in the sun and use it outside in the sun for the best effects. Hold the stone in mediation or wear it to bring joy into your life and to ease depression or anxiety.