Sunstone & Puka Shell Earrings. These earrings are unique and are sure to make a statement. The Puka Shells are found on the beaches of Kauai and are paired with Sunstone beads that are attached to 100% Sterling Silver ear wires. These go great with our Surfer Girl Kauai Puka Shell Necklace or pair them with a Sunstone Gemstone Bracelet or Puka Shell Anklet.
Height: 1″ (bottom of ear wire to bottom of the puka shell)
Width: .5″ (widest point)
Sunstone is a plagioclase feldspar, which when viewed from certain directions exhibits a spangled appearance. It has been found in Southern Norway, Sweden, various United States localities and on some beaches along the midcoast of South Australia.
The optical effect appears to be due to reflections from inclusions of red copper, in the form of minute scales, which are hexagonal, rhombic, or irregular in shape, and are disposed of parallel to the principal cleavage-plane. These inclusions give the stone an appearance something like that of aventurine, hence sunstone is known also as “aventurine-feldspar”. The optical effect called schiller and the color in Oregon Sunstone is due to copper. The middle part of this crystal sparkles, and usually the color is darkest in the middle and becomes lighter toward the outer edges.
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties, Legendary Uses and Meaning of Sunstone (opens in a new window)