No gel translucency, but a wonderful purple section, with some striped red Bustamite, and an off-white top. Quick note on photos: this piece is pictured wet (without oil) indoors; outdoor photos are dry; unless darker, in which case that surface has been oiled with cosmetic grade Jojoba oil. The last photo (against the white background) shows it in the lowest lighting.
In the Crystal Concentrics paradigm, Sugilite is the ultimate Manifestation Stone, acting by celestial osmosis to bring into being what you hope and seek for. Sugilite comes from South Africa, was mined out in the 70's and 80's, and most of what's available on the market today is disappointingly impure and low grade. Also, most vendors portray it with poor color reproduction and wet, so it looks like it might if it were cut and polished. You can see water on Kyle's hand on the pieces shown wet. We like to show you what they look like dry too (as possible), 'cause that's the truest test of the stone's quality. The color is more vibrant when seen wet (or if polished). Sugilite is one of our favorite types of stones, and we're hoping to set a new standard in grading and presentation quality for this extraordinary variety. Feel free to contact us with interest, as much of our merchandise is off line. We can post more pieces depending on your interest. Our prices on this material are not so flexible, because we've put a lot of energy into seeking, grading and marking these appropriately, relative to one another. The more a piece is, the more rare and deserving it is of having that price tag applied to it. Once you familiarize yourself with our inventory, you'll understand how we've arrived at each unique price. Feel free to contact us with any questions. Oh, and in closing, you'll notice that we also prefer natural pieces, uncut or polished (unless in or for jewelry), with harmoniously pleasing shapes and uniformity of color wherever possible. Length: 6.4cm; Width: 4.3cm; Depth: .3cm Weight: 23.7g (.84oz) Origin: Africa, South Africa
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