What is Sugilite Gemstone ?

What is Sugilite Gemstone?

Today we will discuss about what is sugilite gemstone? Sugilite is a gemstone or mineral. It is both a gemstone and minerals. Sugilite is a rare pink to purple cyclosilicate mineral with the complex chemical formula KNa₂(Fe, Mn, Al)₂Li₃Si₁₂O₃₀. The most important factor in grading sugilite is color.  The more there is the deepest color - the highest grade, it will be considered. Sugilite is available in fairly large Sizes.

Some Facts about Sugilite

  • Hardness: 6-6.5
  • Fracture: Conchoidal .
  • Enhancements: Heat Treatment
  • Transparency: Opaque to translucent
  • Formula:(K,Na)(Na,Fe+3)2(Li2Fe+3)Si12O30+Mn
  • Optic Sign: Uniaxial -
  • Trade Name: Royal Lavulite, “Royal Azel” “Royal Lazelle”,“Wesselite",“Cybelene” .


History of Sugilite

Sugilite was discovered in 1944 on Iwagi Islet in southwestern. In 1975, a core-drill sample from a manganese mine near Hotazel, South Africa. It may resemble sogdianites contains traces of titanium and zirconium, which sugilites lack gemstones. Heating may lighten some dark material. Sugilites can be durable gemstones. Sugilite is a premier “love stone for this age. Wear or carry Sugilite to create a warm, protective “shield of Light,”. Wearing or carrying Sugilite encourages a wonderful sense of freedom.


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