Hardness: 6.5 to 7       Locations: Norway, United States, Siberia

Sunstone is a stone of abundance, a stone of leadership, personal power, freedom, and expanded consciousness. It is said to bring openness, benevolence and warmth, strength, mental clarity, and the willingness and ability to bestow blessings upon others. Sunstone inspires the nurturing of self in order to be of service to others. It encourages independence and originality, is inspirational in revealing talents, and attracts fame and unexpected prosperity. It is an excellent "good luck" crystal for competitions.