Sugilite Ring (Size: 9)

Sugilite Ring (Size: 9)

SKU: 1014
$45.00Price

This is an odd shaped sugilite gemstone and it you can see the fractures internally in the stone that gives this piece a certain mystique. It's oddl shape is set in simple yet elegant sterling silver bezel. The ring measures at a size 9. 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.