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Sugilite History, Lore, Facts, Myths and Pictures


Sugilite, a fairly recent discovery (1975) comes from South Africa.  It is opaque with a waxy luster and ranges  from a pale grayish lavender to a deep dark purple.

Sugilite often contains black matrix,  reddish brown or yellowish blotches and is between 6 - 6.5 on the Mohs' scale. 

Bright purple stones with little matrixing or blotches are the most valued. Gem grade sugilite is beautifully translucent.


Strengthens heart, aids physical healing, reduces stress,  emotional balancer.

hand cut sugilite cabochon

sugilite rough
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Sugilite Jewelry and Cabochons

Jewelry made with sugilite.  A selection of freeform cabochons and rough available for custom designed jewelry.





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