Vintage Sugilite Pendant (39 ct) on Anodized silver beaded Amethyst 18" chain Necklace.
Old Stock means that the material is about 35 years old, and I fabricated the pendant recently (since 2011).
This is an 18 inch necklace, with lobster clasp, which makes the length adjustable, but can also be available in 36 inches with magnetic clasp, not adjustable, for $15 more.
The 36" chain be doubled over, which make a more dramatic presentaton.
The clasp can also be swapped to a screw type, which is not adjustable.
Beautiful necklace you can wear to add a statement to any outfit. Handmade by me!
The pendant is an authentic vintage Sugilite, a rare gemstone from the Kalahari desert of South Africa.
The necklace is beaded with genuine Amethyst. The pendant is Sterling Silver and the chain is anodized silver made to give it an antique style.
Feel free to message if you would like to purchase chain necklace or pendant separately.
Sugilite is a rare purple 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 colour from traces of manganese. It can range in color from pinkish-purple to deep bluish-purple. The most highly valued sugilite gemstones are a uniform and intense purple. A great deal of sugilite has patches, veins or layers, and attractive or interesting patterns are also desirable in sugilite gemstones.
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Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Refunds are by mutual agreement, usually accepted.
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.
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Dimension given is pendant height
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.