One of my favorite things about working with MeritMade and MeritMake is seeing the stones find their people and the people find their stones. As Kelly makes her fingers off for the Art Westport Fair, I am drooling over her stone choices. When she posted a collection of earrings on Instagram, and asked which one was our favorite, I without a doubt picked the pair with the awesome red and green stones.
Meet Sonora Sunset or Sonora Sunrise, named for the amazing and colorful sunsets over the Sonora Desert in Mexico, where the stone is mined. A fairly new stone to the gem world; they were discovered in 2006 while mining for copper. The Sonora Sunset is made up of three different stones; the blue/green comes from Chrysocolla, the red from Cuprite and the back is Tenorite. These three mix together to make a visually stunning stone, with some pretty powerful healing properties!
Known as the stone of empowerment and freedom, Sonora Sunset draws from all three of the stones it is comprised of:
Chrysocolla is associated with serenity, tranquility, peace, patience, tolerance, acceptance, unconditional love, meditation, calmness, hope gentleness and sensitivity.
Curptie is helpful for reducing worries about things one has no control over, awareness, teaching, and delivering spiritual messages.
Tenorite is said to promote Earth healing, encourages adaptability and versatility in our nature and eases fears and insecurities.
This stone is said to bring new hope and freedom to lead your future life, help you get un-stuck in your daily routine and provide the passion to make the most of each experience. Sonora Sunset is also credited with providing the courage to face your challenges and the creativity to help you overcome those challenges smoothly and easily. In addition, it is said to obliterate stress, fear and anxiety. Who doesn't need some help in that department?
In the end, it is clear that this stone was trying to find ME! Well done, stone. Well freaking done! I can't wait to see who these beauties end up with!