Sunstone is assigned to Feldspar group of minerals. Aventurescence is optical effect that is visible in most of Sunstone pieces. It is caused by Goethite and Hematite inclusions that refract light between different layers of this gemstone. This effect makes Sunstone pieces look metallic and sparkly. The colors of this gemstone can be gold, brown, orange and even red. Since sun shares similar colors, it can be partly understood why Sunstone was always associated with it. Some ancient legends and myths explain that this gemstone was part of the sun or that it was a representation of Sun God. Some of the biggest resources of Sunstone today can be found in USA, Canada, Norway, Australia, India, China, Mexico and a few other countries.
Depending on the color of Sunstone, it can be more effective for different Chakras. Lighter color pieces (gold or orange) are the most useful for stimulating and clearing Sacral Chakra. Darker colors of Sunstone (red or orange) are more effective for cleansing & balancing our Root Chakra. Once these Chakras are in balance a person can feel more creative and have better leadership skills. Sunstone is also commonly recommended gemstone for people who lack optimism or motivation. Having a piece of gem around can provide additional joyful energy and make most situations brighter.