Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon


Russian Sugilite Graduated Necklace

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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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