Natural Sugilite Pendant, purple, South African, silver jump bail 20ct: African Jewelry from the Kalahari Desert of South Africa

Natural Sugilite Pendant, purple, South African, silver jump bail 20ct: African Jewelry from the Kalahari Desert of South Africa

$66.00

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Shipping to United States: Free

Sugilite Pendant

Old Stock material is from about 35 years ago. The pendant was fabricated recently (since 2011).

silver jump bail
19ct~4g
1.2"~30mm

handmade
unique

Can be paired with an Amethyst or Rose Quartz beaded chain, see beaded chain listings.

Sugilite is a rare purple colored mineral that was named after the Japanese petrologist, Ken-ichi Sugi, who first identified it in 1944 in Iwagi Islet, Japan. A significant deposit of gem-quality material was later discovered in 1979 at a manganese mine in the Southern Kalahari Desert of South Africa. In 1980 sugilite was officially classified as a rare gem, which caused its price to increase. Since then, additional deposits have been discovered, but since these are small, it remains a rare gem.

Sugilite gets its attractive purple colored colour from traces of manganese. It can range in color from pinkish-purple colored to deep bluish-purple colored. The most highly valued sugilite gemstones are a uniform and intense purple colored. A great deal of sugilite has patches, veins or layers, and attractive or interesting patterns are also desirable in sugilite gemstones.
Beautiful pendant you can wear to add a statement to any outfit.

Lapidary is the craft of designing, sawing, grinding & polishing, milling & drilling, and wiring precious stones. There are up to 30 steps to create a gemstone. We do over 90% of this work in our own shop to create the finished pieces you see on JimzGemz.

We started making gemstones when I retired in 2011. So far, we have made over 15,000, and sold over 7,000 pieces. Business continues to grow, and we are pleased to provide for you our natural, hand-crafted products.
Maximum Purple, Magenta
purple jewelry

Lapidary is the craft of designing, sawing, grinding & polishing, milling & drilling, and wiring precious stones. There are up to 30 steps to create a gemstone. We do over 90% of this work in our own shop to create the finished pieces you see on JimzGemz.

We started making gemstones when I retired in 2011. So far, we have made over 15,000, and sold over half. Business continues to grow, and we are pleased to provide for you our natural, hand-crafted products.

Payments

Payments are final. Lost or broken items are at the buyers risk unless a shipping option is chosen where the seller accepts the risk.

Shipping from United States

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

Refunds are by mutual agreement, usually accepted.

Additional

We can provide custom orders, multiple items at reduced cost "wholesale". Our discounts usually run:
2 items 5%, Approx. $60 retail
3 10%, $90
6 15%, $180
9 20%, $300
12 25%, $600
15 30%, $900
20 35%, $1200
25 40%, $1500
30 45%, $1800
36 50%, $2000 and above "keystone".
We have made a number of such sales, most at the $2000 level.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

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Sizing details

Dimension given is pendant height

Care instructions

Most pendants do not require any care. Silver, copper, and brass bails need to be polished from time to time. Gold, bronze and nickel bails require almost no care.

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