Sugilite Pendant - GN

Sugilite Pendant - GN

SKU: 1063
$80.00Price

This is a spectacular pendant that features a Sugilite gemstone. This piece is very comfortable and easy to wear. This is a perfect all-day necklace.  You can dress it up or down. This gemstone is set in .925 Sterling silver with a 24 inch sterling silver chain.  Each piece I create is made from start to finish with a creative and artistic soul in mind!!

 

Please understand that handcrafted jewelry is just that, handcrafted. It is not perfect, slight variations are what gives handcrafted jewelry its unique character.

  • Gemstone Enlightenment

    Sugilite is a rare purple cyclosilicate mineral that was named after the Japanese petrologist, Ken-ichi Sugi, who first identified it in 1944 in Iwagi Islet, Japan. However, this occurred as brownish-yellow grains that were not suitable for use as gemstones. A significant deposit of gem-quality material was later discovered in 1979 at a manganese mine in the Southern Kalahari Desert of South Africa. In 1980 sugilite was officially classified as a rare gem, which caused its price to increase. Since then, additional deposits have been discovered, but since these are small, it remains a rare gem.

    Sugilite gets its attractive purple color from traces of manganese. It can range in color from pinkish-purple to deep bluish-purple. The most highly valued sugilite gemstones are a uniform and intense purple. A great deal of sugilite has patches, veins or layers, and attractive or interesting patterns are also desirable in sugilite gemstones.