Patricia Saab's enthusiasm for gemstones soared when she discovered the beautiful Oregon sunstone. A 26-year resident of Oregon, a gemstone and pearl scholar, Patricia's jewelry designs often combine this fascinating gem with agate, opal and jasper also mined in Oregon, or with rare pearls.
Hold a nugget of Oregon sunstone in your palm, and you will understand why the 1987 Oregon legislature designated it as the official state gemstone. A feldspar member of the labradorite family, it is sometimes called red labradorite. Only in Oregon are sunstones found in fine gem quality. This gemstone …