3.4" 377g 1LB Rich Royal Purple SUGILITE Gem Rough Layers South Africa for sale

$175.00
Product Code: EB0119SUG4
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Location Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size 3.4" x 2.4" x 1.9"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

Here is a specimen of sugilite gem rough in a rich saturated red violet. The sugilite occurs in alternating layers with dark gray riebeckite. There have been no recent discoveries of top grade sugilite for many years, and it has become increasingly difficult to find good material, and this quality piece is especially attractive.