Learn about the gemstone Sugilite
Sugilite is a beautiful purple gemstone that is used in quality Jewelry and for its metaphysical powers.
Sugilite was named after the Japanese geologist, Ken-ichi Sugi, who found the first specimens of this gemstone in 1944. Sugilite runs from a light bright purple to a deep dark purple and often contains reddish brown or yellowish blotches and it runs in manganese which is a hard black material. Sugilite measures between 5.5 to 7 on the Mohs Scale.
The Wessels mine in northern Cape Province of South Africa has produced the largest deposits of Sugilite, Sugilite has become hard to find and it is desirable by collectors as well as holistic minded people for its metaphysical powers. Gem grade (Gel) Sugilite is beautifully translucent and is the most valuable.
Sugilite is a fairly new gemstone that is rare! It is found in large deposits which lends itself well to the Jewelry industry. Southwestern Jewelers like to set it with other types of gemstones such as Turquoise, Malachite, Spiny Oyster and various Corals which creates very dynamic Jewelry that is exceptionally beautiful.
Metaphysical Powers of Sugilite
Sugilite enhances spiritual awareness, promotes channeling ability and teaches to believe in our sixth sense, or intuition. Sugilite encourages positive thoughts and it alleviates sorrow, grief and fear.
Sugilite is a powerful stone to have around you. It opens the heart chakras and brings them into alignment with the flow of love. It naturally facilitates physical and emotional healing. It is known for creating harmony and opening spiritual energy and growth within. Sugilite is associated with the third eye and crown chakras. it strengthens spirituality, psychic ability and channeling. It lowers hostility, anger, jealousy and prejudice and gives a sense of freedom. Psychically, it is excellent for all kinds of psychic and spiritual protection.
The combination of Sugilite and manganese is excellent for ridding a headache, lay it on your brow and visualize the headache being drained out.
Chakras - Heart Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra
Here are some examples of Sugilite Jewelry
To the left - This beautiful Sterling Silver Sugilite Ring was made by John Hartman of Durango Silver. It features three fabulous Sugilite Stones.
To the right - This Lost Wax Style Bracelet by John Hartman is an outstanding piece of art. It has a wonderful natural Blue Gem Turquoise center stone with two Sugilite accent stones to each side.
To the left - A very colorful ladies diner ring with Spiny Oyster, Gaspeite and Sugilite Stones in Sterling Silver created in Victorian Style by John Hartman.
To the right - Lost Wax Style Sugilite Ring by Crystal Hartman of Durango Silver Co.
To the left - Sugilite Bracelet- This handcrafted and beautifully stamped Bracelet was Navajo Indian made featuring a very nice Sugilite Gemstone.
To the right - Sugilite Necklace- This Bead Necklace is fabulous with a Sugilite and Black Onyx center piece hung on Sugilite and Black Onyx Beads by Nattarika Hartman. The pendant was made by John Hartman in the Victorian Style.
More Great Examples
To the left - The Sugilite Earrings on the left have huge Sugilite Gemstones set in Sterling Silver by Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Co.
To the right - Sugilite and Rhodocrosite Earrings - A unique pair of Sterling Silver Earrings featuring Rhodocrosite and Sugilite.
Sugilite and Gaspeite paired make a wonderful color combination in Jewelry. Durango Silver Company uses a lot of Sugilite in the Jewelry that is made in house by John and the other Silversmiths. We also use Sugilite as accents to other gemstones in our Jewelry.
To the left - Sugilite and Gaspeite Pendant - This beautiful Sugilite and Gaspeite Pendant was handcrafted in Sterling Silver by John Hartman. The Pendant was created in John's own Victorian Style with repose and wisps of flowing silver work.
To the right - Sugilite and Gaspeite Bracelet - This is a nice classic Southwestern Sugilite and Gaspeite Bracelet made in Sterling Silver. The Stones are bezel set on a twisted Silver wire Bracelet Frame.
Sterling Silver Sugilite Rings are a specialty at Durango Silver Co. We make a lot of Sugilite Rings and other Jewelry items as we had the good fortune of purchasing a major collection of Sugilite several years back. We personally cut all of our own Sugilite Cabochons for our Jewelry.
To the left - Sterling Silver Sugilite Ring- This is a beautiful handcrafted Sugilite Ring set in Sterling Silver. The stone is bezel set which is mounted on a uniquely stamped Ring Shank of substantial weight.
To the right - Silver Sugilite Ring- This Sugilite Ring also has a bezel set Sugilite Stone of a rectangular shape. The Ring Shank is unique as it is deeply stamped with design. This Ring can be worn by either men or women.
To the left - Carico Lake Turquoise and Sugilite Ring - This Gemstone Ring was made by John Hartman of Durango Silver Co in his unique Victorian Silver design. John's Victorian design work is unique to himself and is only sold through Durango Silver Company.
To the right - Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Sugilite Ring - This Sugilite and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring is a one of a kind and was produced by Durango Silver Co. It features both Sleeping Beauty Turquoise as well as Sugilite in a unique Sterling Silver Setting that is unique to itself.
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We hope you have enjoyed our presentation on Sugilite Jewelry by Durango Silver Co and have gained some useful knowledge from it. We invite you to learn more about Sugilite and Sugilite Jewelry by following the links in our Learning Center to Sugilite products that we have available at this time. In addition, we would like to invite you to join our E-Mail Newsletter - about once every other month we send out a Newsletter to inform our members of what's happening with Durango Silver Company, new products, specials for our members and more. We also have a monthly drawing from our member base to give away free Turquoise and often Sugilite Jewelry from our company. Please take a moment to become one of our friends by signing in below. Thank you for reading about Sugilite.