Lapidary is the art and science of cutting gemstones.
A Rainbow Lattice Sunstone cut by Steve Hompot has sold for $1000 at a recent Bonhham’s Auction.
Rainbow Lattice Sunstone is an extremely rare form of gem orthoclase feldspar displaying aventurescence and adularescence due to the oriented inclusions of ilmenite and hematite.
Occurring in a very limited area of Hart’s Range, Northern Territory Australia, in a claim only 300 x 300 m wide that was commercially worked out in the 1980’s, it seems unlikely that this material will ever be seen again in any volume.
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Crystal World produces limited quantities of finished Rainbow Lattice Sunstone bespoke gems.