Sugilite & Richterite in 925 silver pendant – Gotstonedjewelry
Sugilite & Richterite in 925 silver pendant
Sugilite & Richterite in 925 silver pendant
Sugilite & Richterite in 925 silver pendant
Sugilite & Richterite in 925 silver pendant
Sugilite & Richterite in 925 silver pendant
Sugilite & Richterite in 925 silver pendant
Sugilite & Richterite in 925 silver pendant
Sugilite & Richterite in 925 silver pendant

Sugilite & Richterite in 925 silver pendant

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This Sugilite was hand carved by me to fit this 925 silver bezel. 
I carved in an area that exposed a brighter blue Richterite and multiple hues of purple. This crystal comes from the Wessels Mine, in South Africa, and I obtained from Stone Haven Gems! Sugilite can be found in limited places around the world, but it didn't become popular until the bright purple appeared in South Africa (which is now closed). It can be found alongside other minerals like Pectolite, Richterite, Bustamite and Wesselsite, to name a few.
"Named by Nobuhide Murakami, Toshio Kato, Yasunori Miura, and Fumitoshi Hirowatari in 1976 in honor of Ken-ichi Sugi (杉健一) (15 May 1901, Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, Japan - 16 July 1948, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan), petrologist at the Imperial University Kyushu, who first found the occurrence of the mineral with M. Kutsuna.
Sugilite is an example of a mineral name pronounced wrongly more often than correctly. Named after Japanese petrologist Dr. Kenichi Sugi, whose name is pronounced with a hard "g" (as in "geese"), whereas most English speakers mispronounce it with a soft "g" (as in "gene"). This wasn't much of an issue when sugilite was just an obscure ugly greenish-yellowish-brown rock-forming mineral from Japan, but when it was found in South Africa as large quantities of bright purple lapidary rock and thousands of people in the gem trade started talking about it, the bad pronunciation became entrenched (Alfredo Petrov 2014)." (Mindat, https://www.mindat.org/min-3822.html)

This listing is for the pendant only - if you would like the chain shown, please see this listing: https://gotstonedjewelry.com/products/1-5mm-silver-ball-chain-chose-your-size

Rough dimensions:
Height: 18mm
Width: 13mm
Depth: 5.30mm
Weight: 3.18 grams

This is one of a kind, crafted on a lapidary machine by me. Crystal shown in the pictures is the one you will receive.