These 6mm round sunstone beads are translucent with mottled orange and white coloring that remind me of orange sherbet. The orange comes from crystals of hematite within the stone.
Sunstone is actually a trade name, not a mineral species. It's a member of the feldspar family and displays an optical effect called schiller from reflections of light bouncing off inclusions within the stone.
- Bead Size: 5.9mm to 6.2mm
- Strand Length: 16" (Approx. 69 Beads)
- Origin: Tanzania
- Treatments: Waxed