This rare American gemstone is a real butte
I love being able to offer unique gemstones to our customers. I love it even more when those gemstones come from hardworking people right here in the United States.
The Sunstone Butte Mine (pronounced “beaut”) is owned and operated by Dave and Tammy Wheatley in southeast Oregon. Formed in the path of ancient lava flows, Dave and Tammy’s sunstones are unique in featuring strong red, green and teal colors, often in the same stone. These are also the only sunstones in the world to include glittering copper flakes, a subtle but wondrous optical effect.
The Gemological Institute of America visited the Wheatley’s mine and reported, “The gems from Sunstone Butte are among the finest we have seen, notable for their size and clarity as well as their dichroic nature.”
We’ve partnered with Dave and Tammy to bring you the Oregon Sunstone Ring, a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind American-born sunstone set in yellow gold over sterling silver and surrounded with the ancient brilliance of white zircon rounds.
- 2 1/3 carats total weight
- (1)7x9mm Oval cut Oregon Sunstone, 1 5/8ctw
- RoundWhite Zircon Accents
- yellow gold-finished .925 sterling silver
- available insizes 6-9
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