Joyful Energy

Be empowered to let your true colors shine brightly.

Attract good fortune, abundance, and prosperity.

Live for today and let go of past pain and future fear. 

Connect directly to your own power for self-healing.

Let Sunstone remind you how good life can be!


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Healing Properties of Sunstone

Spiritual: Sunstone is a joyful stone which encourages us to be true to ourselves. It is a stone of great hope, helping us to believe in our own good luck and ability to live happily ever after. Sunstone is a stone of abundance and can be use to manifest financial prosperity as well as spiritual riches. As it’s name indicates, sunstone represents solar energy and brings gifts of Light and Energy. Sunstone is attuned to the Solar Plexus Chakra, but also serves to clear and energyize Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Leo and Libra. It is connected to the element of Fire and vibrates to the number 1.

Emotional: Sunstone infuses fresh energy to our emotional life. It acts as an anti-depressant and motivates us to do they things we enjoy and to live in the present moment. Sunstone helps us to transform our emotional patterns, it is particularly good for releasing “victim mentality” and instead shows us that we have the power and ability to make positive changes in our live. Sunstone encourages us to be independent, brave and comfortable in our own skin. 

Mental: Sunstone brings a whirl of fresh thinking and problem-solving. It encourage us to see the “obvious” solution that was always lurking in the back of our minds. That solution might be cautious and practical or wildly daring – either way, sunstone gives us the self-confidence to trust ourselves to be successful in our ventures. Sunstone is a stone that teaches leadership and creativity, and encourages us to use our power and gifts in service to the Highest Good.   

Physical: Sunstone is a wonderful stone to stimulate our powers of self-healing and to explore the mind-body connection.  It helps us to be calm and confident when faced with health issues, wisely remembering that panic and stress only exasperates problems.  Sunstone reminds us that self-healing doesn’t necessarily mean we shut ourselves away from other healing modalities.  Self-healing can include being open to a variety of possibilities, from ancient meditation practices to the latest surgical advances.  Self-healing can include being our own healthcare advocate, seeking out second opinions, following doctor’s orders as precisely as possible and making important lifestyle changes.  Sunstone invites our mind and soul to work with our physical body to give it the best chance of reaching optimal health.    It is also a fun talisman for anyone exploring sexual satisfaction and for athletes who want to push the body to the next level. 

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Sunstone

Rough Sunstone
Rough Sunstone, Harts Range, Central Desert Region, Northern Territory, Australia

Mineral Family: Feldspar

Chemical Composition: (CA, NA) [AISi)2 Si 2 O8 ]
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: Orange, red-brown, sparkling
Crystal System:  Triclinic
Form/Habit: Massive
Fracture: Grainy, splintery, brittle
Gravity: 2.62-2.65
Hardness: 6-6.5
Luminescence: Occasional Violet (long wave), Red (short wave)t
Luster: Pearly
Streak: White</
Transparency: Translucent, opaque

Location: Sunstone deposits are found in Australia, Canada, India, Madagascar, Norway, Russia (Siberia), and the United

Mineral Family: Sunstone is a term used to describe a variety of Feldspar minerals, which all belong to the Silicate Family. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Sunstone is the name used for several types of Feldspar which show a orange or golden iridescence when cut properly. Most Sunstones are technically Oligoclase, but they can also be Adularia, Albite, Anorthoclase, Orthoclase or Sanidine. These stones are closely related to several other shimmering minerals such as Amazonite, Moonstone and Labradorite. Sunstones are orange or brown and marked by a soft iridescent shimmer.

Formation: Sunstone may be formed through igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic processes.  Its most famous feature is an orange or golden iridescence. This shimmer is called the “schiller effect” and is caused by a tiny layers of various Feldspar minerals (most notably Albite) which are laid down during the crystallization process.

Mining: Typically mined from the primary deposits still having their original relationship with the host rock.

Enhancements: All Sunstones are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting and polishing.

Synonyms: Aventurine Feldspar

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Sunstone

History of Sunstone

Surya, Hindu Solar God

Unlike most healing stones, Sunstone isn’t a single mineral or a rock, but rather the title given to a variety of Feldspars that show a shimmering warm iridescence. Sunstones range from bright orange to golden-brown and has been closely associated with the sun since antiquity.  Until relatively recently it was far more rare than its well-known “cousin” Moonstone.

According to ancient lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers, the earliest known Sunstones hailed from India.  In its native country, Sunstone was linked to Surya, the sun god, and was believed to protect its carrier from the dark forces of the spiritual realm. In ancient Greece, Sunstone instead represented the sun gods Apollo and/or Helios and was believe to bring good fortune to anyone who carried a piece in their pocket. Sunstone was widely believed to give physical vitality and strength and to act as an antidote to poison.

While large deposits of feldspar Sunstones are in fact located in Norway, this stone can not possibly be the legendary “Sunstone” or Viking Compass, which helped Viking mariners navigate the oceans. Celebrated in the Nordic Sagas, the Viking Sunstone allowed navigators to locate the sun when it is hidden by fog, using the mineral’s natural polarizing optical properties.  Today, historians and geologists alike believe that the Viking Sunstone was actually either an Iceland Spar (a type of Clear Calcite) or the blue gemstone Iolite.

Sunstone is also found in North America, both in Canada and the United States. The First Nation tribes in Eastern Canada used Sunstone in the center of medicine wheels. It was reported that when the spirit guides were successfully contacted, that the Sunstone would begin to glow with a golden light. In Oregon, the Native American tribes believed that Sunstone’s shimmery color was due to the dripping blood of a great warrior who had been wounded by an arrow during one of his adventures.  The blood carried his warrior spirit and infused the stones’ with his courage and power.

Photos: Surya

Ethically Sourced Sunstone


The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.





The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is short.

The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.



The Mine

This Sunstone was artisanally-mined near Karur, Tamil Naidu, India.  

The exact deposit is unknown, but most likely caused only minor environmental damage,

and would have been relatively low risk for miners. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining


The Lapidary

This Sunstone was polished in Mumbai, India.    

The Lapidary is owned by a woman and is a family business. 

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

I first met the owner of the lapidary in 2014 at the Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona.  It was my first buying trip for my own store and I was nervous.  Most lapidary owners were brisk and impatient with my questions, especially when I asked about the mines and the supply chains.   But one man stood out to me as particularly patient and kind.  He had been a whole-seller for over twenty years, yet he was happy to meet someone brand-new to the industry.

He took time to talk to me about the stones.  They came from his home country of India and he was able to tell me exactly which state or territory each one came from and some of the conditions at the individual mines.  When I told him that I wanted to source ethically, he said that it would be difficult, but that it was worthwhile challenge.  He made me feel like I could succeed, both at ethical sourcing and at being a business woman.

I looked forward to a long business relationship with him.  He died, unexpectedly, in 2016.

I stayed in touch with his family and in 2017 met his wife, teenage daughter, and his father.  This three-generation family has picked up the pieces and learned how to run the business.  The wife had never worked before, but she has gracefully stepped into her new role as a business owner.  Her father-in-law offers practical and moral support, but makes sure that everyone knows that SHE is the boss and that checks should be written directly to her.  The family continues to be supportive of my efforts to ethically source.  More than any other lapidary, they are willing to speak openly with me about the difficult parts of the industry. They have invited me to visit them in India, to visit the mines and their lapidary.  The daughter is now a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Graduate and is interested in reiki and other healing modalities.  As she has grown up, she has become increasingly concerned about ethical issues.  The wife, the daughter and I are in active conversation about how we can support each other so that their supply chain becomes more ethical.

Safe Handling of Orange Sunstone


What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Sunstone

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: India

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.


  • Color: Orange and sparkly
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Irregular shapes, mostly rectangles and squares
  • Size: Average size varies
    • Small is .75 in / 19 mm
    • Large is .75 in / 19 mm (fatter cubes)
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight varies
    • Small is 0.2 oz / 5.5 / 28 carats
    • Large is .5 oz / 14 g / 75 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.


  1. Florina M (Georgia)

    I Love Them, And I Thank You

  2. Emily F. (Kansas)

    I ordered Sunstone, Shattuckite, and Aquamarine. They are small, but what I expected. They’re all gorgeous with great energy, the Sunstone is my favorite. I love them!

  3. Wendy R. (California)

    I want to thank you for selecting these wonderful stones for me. They are all so special. The Sunstone and Charoite in particular-I just felt this immediate connection to them. And I feel very positive about working with all of them. Thank you again for the recommendations, beautiful selections and careful packaging.

  4. Dustin H. (Texas)

    Wonderful service and beautiful stones!!!

  5. Mae W. (New York)

    Thank you so much …I love this sunstone ! I will be ordering another one and some more. Thank you for it …also for the tea,It was very delicious.

  6. Sara S. (Wisconsin)

    Beautiful crystal, very high quality! Appreciate this seller.

  7. Michael H. (Arizona)

    I ALWAYS get the most perfect pieces from this shop, this was no exception. Exactly as my special request asked for as well. This is my first stop whenever there’s a stone I need now.

  8. Ronda P. (California)

    Gorgeous color variations & great pocket size. Packaged well & arrived quickly. Thank you!

  9. Tauree D. (Utah)

    Such a cheerful, uplifting energy coming from this stone. I love carrying it with me throughout the day. It’s larger than I was expecting too.

  10. Anne D. (North Carolina)

    I’ve been meaning to let you know that the sunstone and labradorite arrived safely last week. Thank you! The labradorite is especially beautiful. Together with the carnelian, orange calcite, and orange selenite I feel like I am holding rays of sunlight in my hands. Thanks again

  11. Elizabeth R. (Illinois)

    In excellent condition.Great sellers! Perfect transaction!Thank you!A+

  12. Richard. (Wisconsin)

    Beautiful piece, my favorite vendor.

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  14. Bernadette V. (New Hampshire)

    Gorgeous stone. Great quality. Thank you Julie for the delicious tea & pen.

  15. Natasha H. (New York)

    Awesome product. Fast shipping. Thank you 🙂

  16. Jason S. (Kentucky)

    I am also very excited to say that I received my shipment today and am blown away by how awesome they are!! Now, to get to work with my new tools
    Thanks for being amazing

  17. Estelle D. (France)

    A very friendly and invigorating stone, beautiful and carefully chosen. I really love wearing it through the day 🙂

  18. Estelle D. (France)

    I received the stones yesterday evening, wow they are beautiful. I love your stones, they arrive very clean and energy radiating. I can’t wait to work with them. They are all wonderful, I could feel their particular vibes as I held them in turn. And thank you for the gift pen, and for taking such great care in packing them You are amazing

  19. Kali T. (Massachusetts)

    I love love love the crystals and all of the significance and thought you put into the process makes them so special. It’s so different than just picking some out from a store based on their stated meanings to have somebody who can feel their energies and knows your specific story and needs to pick them out for you.I knew before I purchased that these would be the most special crystals I own and I was not disappointed. They are gorgeous, feel wonderful to touch and really do make me feel happy in some way.

    The sunstone and the lepidolite especially look amazing and I kind of can’t stop staring at them, haha.

  20. Sarah L. (New York)

    I am so happy with my crystals. They are so beautiful, I received them quickly, and they were wrapped up so nice so that I could easily identify them and know what to use them for. I will definitely be ordering again

  21. Catherine P. (Nevada)

    I love all the crystals that I bought from this seller!

  22. Donna S. (Virginia)

    An excellent gemstone with the sun’s color.

  23. Elizabeth S. (New York)

    Love my stone… Fast shipping, and she is a wonderful person to work with, knows a lot about gems and crystals.. Will do business again

  24. Katanya P. (New York)

    My package arrived in mint condition!! The stones are BEAUTIFUL & SMOOTH, Thanks

  25. Rachelle F. (Florida)

    Always prompt delivery and great customer relations! I stop here often!!

  26. Tammi B. (California)

    Beautiful stone and a lovely free gift 🙂

  27. Sharon B. (Delaware)

    Amazing sunstone! Thank you so much:)

  28. Lorraine J. (California)

    Thank you!

  29. Lauren C. (New Jersey)

    love the glittering orange rainbows in this stone! 🙂

  30. Regina V. (Florida)

    I love this seller and her stones and crystals. You can not go wrong with her.

  31. LeAnn G. (Iowa)

    5 Star … Fast Shipping ..Terrific Seller …Thanks!

  32. Jamie P. (California)

    My friend was very happy with the stones I ordered for her as a gift! She slept with them the flight she received them. I already knew which ones I wanted but Julie struck up a conversation with me after I ordered and was very kind and curious! I was so impressed with her website and how she works with stones. I want to be like you Julie! I will be a return customer.

  33. Lisa S. (Alabama)

    Product was as described, well packaged, with quick shipping. Thank you!

  34. Andrivia M. (Maryland)

    Beautiful! This is my favorite shop to purchase from!

  35. Rubber J. (Australia)

    Awesome! Wonderful seller and great product! Thank you!

  36. Bobbi W. (Michigan)

    Thank you!

  37. Kenzi G. (Washington)

    Placed a large order for tumbled stones that I planned to include with handmade Christmas gifts. Julie sent me the sweetest message after I had placed my order. I received them very quickly and upon opening the parcel I could tell they were all chosen and packaged with care. Each stone was lovely and felt great to hold. Julie is magnificent and I will definitely turn here first for any future purposes!

  38. Graciela M. (New York)

    What a beautiful stone. Great seller and great crystals

  39. Kerensa D. (Pennsylvania)

    Got here fast! It sparkles beautifully.! Great seller. A+++ Thankyou!

  40. Kristy H. (Michigan)

    So pretty.

  41. Bobbi W. (Michigan)


  42. Sophia S. (New York)

    Fast Shipping!!! Nice Quality!! Came with free gift!!

  43. Jasey W. (North Carolina)

    These stone are the best online, no need to go anywhere else

  44. Gina B. (Los Angeles)

    Beautiful stone, and very lovely seller 🙂

  45. Christina H. (Texas)

    Amazing seller, fast shipping, and beautiful stones!

  46. Judith-Marie M. (New Jersey)

    Very Nice! Many Thanks!

  47. Christina H. (Texas)

    Gorgeous, creamy orange stone with bright orange flash. Simply perfect!

  48. Stella C. (North Carolina)

    High Quality and large! No complaints!

  49. Julie K. (Maine)

    Lovely stone with beautiful color. Julie is very helpful, and knowledgeable . She is a pleasure to talk to if you have questions. Thank you for everything 🙂

  50. Christopher P. (Ohio)

    Awesome gemstone and fast delivery!! Will do business with again!!

  51. Tommie W. (Texas)

    A+ Thanks!

  52. Samina J. (Ohio)

    Love the sparkle of this stone!

  53. Dawn R. (New York)

    Beautiful choice…thank you!

  54. Jennie L. (West Virginia)

    So shimmery! Just right. Thanks.

  55. Marguerite H. (Washington)

    As advertised! A+++++

  56. Joan H. (Texas)

    Thank you

  57. Emily B. (MIssouri)

    wonderful color!

  58. Rie W. (Arizona)

    *** The warmth of the sun permeates thru these beauties***

  59. Elizabeth F. (Utah)

    Beautiful stones, thank you, quick shipping!~~

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