Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon

Russian Sugilite Graduated Necklace


These lovely, graduated sugilite beads show an interesting combination of colors ranging from deep fuchsia to white with some matrix. Wear them and be prepared to be noticed! The 19-inch long necklace lays smoothly on the neck. I've secured it with a beautiful hammered sterling silver toggle clasp from Thailand.

Treat someone special to this one-of-a-kind gift or buy it for yourself.

The necklace is 19 inches long.

Note: Sugilite, a fairly recent discovery, is found in Japan, Canada, Russia and India. The most important occurrence was found in 1975 in the Kalahari Desert, Northern South Africa. In 1979 a large deposit of gem grade sugilite was found 3200 feet below the original discovery. It is named for the Japanese geologist who discovered the first specimens, Ken-ichi Sugi and is opaque with a waxy luster. It ranges from a pale grayish lavender to a deep dark purple. Bright purple stones with little matrixing or blotches are the most valued. Gem grade sugilite is beautifully translucent and because it is quite rare it brings a high price.

Enjoy this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

russian sugilite beaded necklace

N136 - SOLD

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Last updated 27 February 2011

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