Very small oval shaped dark purple semi precious gemstone Sugilite cabochon 16 mm by 8 mm and 3 mm thick.
Sugilite is a rare manganese silicate mineral from the Wessels Mine in Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Sugilite semi precious gemstone cabochons have a 6-7.5 hardness. The color ranges from a pinkish purple to a deep purple.
Sugilite is named for the Japanese geologist Ken ichi Sugi, who first discovered the mineral in Japan in 1944.
Sugilite is also known by the trade names Lavulite, and Royal Azel.
Metaphysical Properties of Sugilite: Sugilite is said to assist in overcoming feelings of hopelessness. It is an excellent stone for people who tend to think negatively or lack confidence. It also is believed to be good for people who suffer from nightmares or insomnia. Sugilite is said to offer peace of mind and calming effects.
Cabochons are stones cut for jewelry and are measured in mm. One inch is equal to about 25 mm.