a reddish variety of oligoclase feldspar, used as a gem, having a red and bright-yellow play of color.

Origin of sunstone

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at sun, stone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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another name for aventurine (def. 2)

Word Origin for sunstone

C17: so called because it contains red and gold flecks which reflect the light
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