The wet photos are shown first. All of our Sugilite has either been sourced directly in South Africa, or has come out of old estate collections or lapidary hoards.
Sugilite is a popular pink and purple color shift mineral. Translucency is the first priority in grading Sugilite, with pure "gel" (without cracks) being the most valuable. Secondly, Sugilite grows with a variety of other minerals, some of which add value, and some of which take away. Manganese is almost always present with Sugilite rough.The more black manganese that is present, the less valuable the stone. The main deposit of commercial quantity of Sugilite has always been a few of the larger Manganese mines in the Kalahari, South Africa, Wessels, and N'chwaning. Being larger scale manganese ore mines, Sugilite is a byproduct, and often not the focal point of these operations. This item is one of a kind and you will receive the EXACT piece(s) pictured. Macro photography is used to show detail but can make items appear larger than their actual size. Please refer to the size ranges and note whether they are in inches or centimeters. 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters. Gems and crystals are great for altars, grids, terrariums, pocket stones, gifts, home decorating, collecting and more! They are also wonderful additions to meditation, reiki and chakra work. Each stone is unique and beautiful so please expect slight variations in color, texture, and size. Healing crystals are not a replacement for traditional medical treatment. Thank you for supporting our small business! Throwin Stones is a family owned and operated business based in the Appalachian Valley of Asheville, North Carolina.
Over this time we have travelled the world extensively and have developed reliable and ethical sources for mineral specimens, crystals, and lapidary rough on every continent. Throwin Stones has exhibited at many of the major minerals shows worldwide including Tucson, Denver, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Munich. Currently, we are putting our attention towards online platforms by offering worldwide sales of our diverse stone collection, which continues to grow daily!
Our focus has always been on finding the new, rare, unique, uncommon and most desirable rocks & minerals directly at the source of origin. We travel to the Source to obtain our offerings!
We appreciate your visit and from all of us at Throwin Stones, thank you for your business! This depends on weight and total value. Heavier items do not automatically combine though. Before paying, please request a combined invoice for heavier items by contacting us. So please do not pay until you have completed shopping.Be patient and please do not leave negative or neutral feedback without first contacting us to resolve the issue. We understand you need to be protected, and we want you to feel safe shopping with us. We will do our best to ensure that you do not incur duty, but we are not responsible for any taxation that you may incur. The stone business for us is a labor of love. We are elated that it is our job to find proper homes for the stones that seek us out. This for us is an integral part of doing business with these fascinating natural products. All products are 100% satisfaction guarantee. Item Listings : Please take the time before purchasing to understand sizes and weights of items listed. We provide measurements and weight of each item in the description. Most items have a picture with a ruler in the photo.
Any listing without a Make Offer button has already been lowered to our lowest possible price. So make an offer and we will do our best to make you happy. From all of us at Throwin Stones, thank you for your business! The item "13.1g 3 piece lot Polished SUGILITE Slabs from Kalahari, South Africa 31810" is in sale since Wednesday, April 18, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Crystals & Mineral Specimens\Crystals". The seller is "throwinstones" and is located in Asheville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.