0.39 ct. Gem Sugilite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

0.39 ct. Gem Sugilite

  • Color: Medium Dark Slightly Reddish-Purple

  • Clarity: Semi-Transparent

  • Origin: Wessel's Mine, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa

  • Cut: Brilliant

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 6.1 x 4.2 mm

A great rarity that is going to be nearly impossible to replace.  Sugilite is generally capable of being only semi-translucent if cut into very thin sections, it almost never is a truly gemmy transparent material.  This gem is representative of the very best that Sugilite can be.  The stone is fully translucent, and in fact, approaches transparent in some areas - considering this is a fully faceted gem and not simply a slice, this is quite an attribute.

Not only this, but the color is outstanding.  An intense magenta shade.  Vivid is not a word we use lightly, but is fitting for this stone.  A superb collection piece.

$385 total