Sunstone is a plagioclase feldspar, which when viewed from certain directions exhibits a spangled appearance. It has been found in Southern Norway, Sweden, various United States localities and on some beaches along the midcoast of South Australia.
Sunstone or sharaf shams instills good nature, heightens intuition and allows the real self to shine through happily. It dissipates fearfulness, alleviates stress and increases vitality. Encourages independence and originality. Especially helpful to those who have difficulty saying “No” to others.
Sharaf al-Shams basically means the nobility of the sun. It is called this name because of the time when the talisman is written. It can only be written in one specific time in the year, on the day when the sun is aligned with Aries (burj al-haml)