Enchanting, opaque, lightly banded sugilite jewellery. Chic and vibrant shades of purple one of the newest rarest gemstones. Lovingly designed to an elegant style for those with a passion for purple.
Sugilite was named after Japanese scientist Dr K. Sugi who first discovered it in 1944, but not recognised as a mineral until 1976, when it was re-discovered in the Kalahari Desert, in South Africa. Its rich shades of purple instantly make it well sought after, and it is valued for this vivid purple colour. The purple colouration is caused by manganese that is rich in iron. It has also been discovered in Canada, Japan and now Italy.