Royal Purple Sugilite cabcochon, translucent back lit.
Sugilite is a rare mineral found in a few places around the world, but none as beautiful and pure as the Wessel mine South Africa.
This stones beauty speaks for itself. It has been prized and collected around the world since it was discovered.
The Wessel mine is depleted making the material highly sought after.
This cab comes from a set we purchased in an estate auction that was acquired by the buyer in the 80's and was
part of his private collection.
This mineral compound is found in colors from yellow to deep purple.
The most beautiful is the gel form of sugilite. It is different in every light. The photos above were taken in different lights
to show the depth of the stone's beauty.
A bright, saturated violet-to-magenta material is most prized.
Due to the location of this find, you may hear it referred to as ‘wesselite’, ‘royal lavulite’ or ‘royal lazel’.
The rare, dark purple translucent material is known as ‘gel sugilite’ and highly valuable. The known reserves at the Wessels mine are exhausted and sugilite has become a pricey and sought-after gem.
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We are happy to create something for you. We have an extensive collection Vintage American turquoise from mines such as, Kingman, Royston, Morenci, Bisbee, Ithica Peak, Stormy Mountain, Number8, Damele. And my favorite, Sonora Sunrise. We work mainly with Sterling but are open to new things. Don't hesitate to contact us and we can discuss the stone and design you are interested in. You may custom chose your turquoise.
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All Turquoise and most semi precious stones should be kept dry and not stored in sunny places. Natural untreated Stones can change color due to chemical exposure such as shamoo, soap, lotions ect. so make a habbit of removing your jewelry before using these things. Exposure to excessive heat and sunlight can cause fading so try not to store your stones in the sunlight.
Most American turquoise is backed, this is for the protection of the stone, it gives it a little impact resistance, rings and bracelets do take alot of bumping around. Some stones we will only set in Pendants as they do not take the abuse rings and bracelets sometimes see. There are many sterling cleaners on the market, we would be more than happy to polish for you.
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