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Nature of Material: sugilite (SOO-jih-lite) is a mineral species; hexagonal crystal system; chemical composition (K,Na)(Na,Fe)2(Li2Fe)  Materials commonly called sugilite is actually a com¬bination of sugilite and other materials

Appearance: Semitransparent to opaque red-purple to bluish purple, rarely pink

Phenomena: none
Variety and Trade Names
Royal Azel, Royal Lavulite

none known
Typical Size Range: large pieces are available
Typical Cutting Styles: carvings, cabochons, beads
Optic Character: DR, uniaxial negative; AGG
Refractive Index: 1.607-1.610 (+.001, -.002); may also show reading around 1.54 from quartz impurities
Birefringence: none to .003, usually not detectable
Specific Gravity: 2.74 (+ .05)
Polish Luster: waxy to vitreous
Fracture: granular
Luster: dull
Cleavage: none

Identifying Characteristics
intense purplish color
Hardness: 5½ to 6½
Toughness: good

Availability: limited
Public Recognition: unfamiliar
Source: South Africa
Recommended Disclosures: Avoid rough handling.
The Meaning Of Sugilite

SUGILITE—THE STONE of balancer of the mind, body and spirit

General Gemstone Details
Sugilite is a fairly recent discovery, named after the Japanese scientist Dr. K. Sugi who discovered it in 1944. The most significant find was in 1975 in the Kalahari Desert, in northern Africa. A large deposit was found 3200 feet below the original discover, and it is believed that since the stone was found here, where mankind originated, that the stone was drawn from the depths of the earth by the force of the planets in order to protect humanity against damaging cosmic radiation. It is told to be the final warning to humanity of the end of the world.

Scientific Properties: Moh’s Hardness of 6.5 to 7 with a hexagonal crystal structure. Sugilite is a somewhat obscure mineral named for the Japanese geologist who discovered the first specimens in 1944, Ken-ichi Sugi. It does not form well shaped crystals but is usually massive. This works well, as it is used mostly for ornamental and semiprecious stone purposes. It has quite a distinctive opaque purple color when found in its most desirable color shades. The polished stones are generally opaque with an almost waxy luster and a deep reddish purple color. It has been described as a purple turquoise although there is no relation between the two minerals at all. Its jewelry uses are becoming widespread and sugilite is being used in jewelry styles with turquoise, malachite and coral. Some sugilite has been cut into gemstones, but these are very rare and not as beautiful as the cabochons.

Mystical Properties: Sugilite helps in understanding negative circumstance by showing one what is happening, and how it is out of balance. Excellent tool for mediation exercises to bring the mind and spirit back into attunement. Sugilite assists in connecting the physical to the spiritual, it aids in understanding the spiritual reasons for the lessons we encounter, as well as bringing loving comfort from the Universe to accept the lessons for what they truly are. This gemstone will help us to follow our dreams and to become our higher selves. It enhances belief in ourselves, and negates feelings of lack, anger, pain, and other unwanted energies.

Healing Properties: Sugilite is a balancer of the mind, body and spirit. It encourages peace of mind and a general feeling of spiritual love, and well being. It is also told to protect against as well as dissipate anger and other negative energies whether from oneself or others. Sugilite is said to strengthen the heart, aid in physical healing and reducing stress. Sugilite is so full of energy that it never needs to be charged, but it must be discharged one a month amongst pieces of tumbled hematite stone.

Magical Properties:
Energy: Receptive
Element: Water
Powers: Psychic powers, spirituality, healing, wisdom Sugilite opens the mind and subconscious to higher influences. It is a very powerful channeling stone, and will aid in using one's psychic powers. The vibrational energies of sugilite are best utilized by wearing small stones in jewelry. This gives a constant flow of the stones magical qualities directly into the aura. However if you are not greatly interested in spiritual goals, you may wish to bypass this stone all together, as it is quite powerful.

Associations: Jupiter Not a traditional birthstone for any month. Stone of Aquarius and Libra it is a symbol of self control. To dream of sugilite suggests that your spiritual guides and teachers are attempting to contact you.

Chakra Classification: Sugilite balances and heals all the chakras and the bodily areas associated with them, which in turn, allows for the free movement of kundalini energy please use with caution.


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