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High Grade Sugilite (Rough) for cabbing.

High Grade Sugilite (Rough)

Sugilite High Grade Rough Specimens - showcasing its uniform and intense purple color. Its deep-purple color comes from traces of manganese.  

About Sugilite 

Sugilite is a rare purple cyclosilicate mineral that was named after the Japanese petrologist, Ken-ichi Sugi, who discovered it in 1944 in Iwagi Islet, Japan. These Japanese specimens were brownish-yellow grains and not suitable as gemstones. In 1979 the first significant deposit of purple, gem-quality material happened at a manganese mine in the Southern Kalahari Desert of South Africa. By 1980 Sugilite became classified as a rare gem, which caused its price to increase. Since then, only small additional deposits have been discovered worldwide, so it remains classified as a rare gem.

Remember - do not buy "by-the-lot". Buy with our Pick Pack and hand-select your own rough stones. Wholesale only. Sold by gram weight - the stones YOU CHOOSE!. 

Call Kevin for pricing at 520-360-5364 or email and we will send out a Pick Pack of stone so you can hand select those rough stones that best meet your needs.