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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.

 
Folklore: 

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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