4.8" 410g Bright Purple SUGILITE Multiple Veins "Sandwich" South Africa for sale

$250.00
Product Code: EB1018SUG4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Wessels Mine, near Hotazel, Kuruman, South Africa
Size 4.8" x 1.9" x 1.8"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

This is a superb specimen of sugilite gem rough in a stunning saturated royal purple color. The sugilite occurs in multiple bands, with reibeckite in between layers of rich purple sugilite, like a Dagwood sandwich. 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 excellent quality piece is especially attractive.