Sugilite has the most unique purple color you'll see from any crystal. It's color and orgin are probably why it has such amazing properties like...
Untumbled Sugilite has a grainy banded exterior, while the tumbled stone has the normal smooth surface.
8 / 10 Rarity
Discovered in First described by the Japanese petrologist Ken-ichi Sugi on Iwagi Islet, Japan in early 1944
Mined in Japan, and South Africa are the only producers
Chinese name: 舒俱徠石
General Care for Sugilite
Sugilite ranks an average 6 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, which will be softer than most but not all stones in your collection.
Throwing it in a bag with other stones might mean your gemstone gets scratched.
So you'll need to be a bit careful with your Sugilite jewelry.
If you haven't held your tumbled Sugilite crystal for a long time, it may look a bit lackluster.
That's because it's sad. It misses you.
Oh, and because it needs to be cleaned.
How To Clean Your Sugilite Crystal
Good news! Your beautiful gemstone loves bubble baths!
Despite it's soft exterior, it's not very sensitive to chemicals.
There are some porous rocks, like Rhyolite, that shouldn't be washed using soap.
The soap will leave a scent that stays for awhile.
Well.. that could be a plus too.
And there are some gemstones that react negatively to light acids, like Dolphin Stone.
But not this one!
Tumbled Sugilite won't be harmed by vinegar or lemon juice bath.
How do you give Sugilite a vinegar bath?
Follow these easy steps:
- Fill your favorite bowl with warm vinegar or lemon juice.
- Let your stone chill in the acid bath.
- Using a clean, soft bristle toothbrush, gently scrub the rock. GENTLY!
- Rinse the stone well under warm water and let it dry.
Vinegar does leave a smell. But either time or a quick warm water rinse will get rid of that smell.
Will It Fade?
There are a lot of crystals that will fade if they spend too much time in the sunlight.
Apatite, Calcite, and Creedite are a few crystals that are sensitive to sunlight.
Real Sugilite will not fade in the sun.
No need to keep this beautiful piece inside all day -- take it out for some sun!
How to Charge Sugilite
There are many ways to charge your Sugilite crystal: salt bath, dirt bath, and direct moonlight.
We prefer to take raw Sugilite and tumbled crystal back to Mother Earth for 24 hours.
Dig into the ground outside and let it rest overnight, or longer, before digging up a freshly charged stone.
If you're working with raw Sugilite, then we suggest using a cloth bag or a form of natural covering to dirt from falling into the porous surface.
No need to do this if you're working with a tumbled stone.
And as with all crystals, a night in direct moonlight will work magic for cleansing your crystal too.
Check If Your Crystal Is Real
The most basic check: is the crystal cool to the touch?
Alright, we can take a closer look.
Real Sugilite has a deep purple color with a splatted water color pattern.
Due to its scarcity and high cost, this gemstone is a common target for fakes.
The main method of faking Sugilite is to use substitutes.
The usual culprits are dyed Jade, and dyed Chalcedony.
Dyed stones will lack the natural color variation and depth of real Sugilite.
If you look closely at a crystal that has been dyed, you'll notice something in the cracks.
The dye gathers and pools in the cracks. Making it noticely darker than other parts.
Properties of Sugilite
We'll break down how this mineral can be used for mental, physical, and spiritual health in the sections below.
Sugilite Healing Properties
Sugilite is one of the major "love stones", bringing the purple ray energy to earth.
It represents spiritual love and wisdom and opens all the chakras' to the flow of that love, bringing them into alignment.
Though, it does this through the Crown Chakra.
Sugilite inspires spiritual awareness and promotes channeling' ability.
Sugilite teaches you how to live from your truth and reminds the soul of its reasons for incarnating.
It accompanies moving into past lives or the between-lives state' to retrieve the cause of dis-ease.
This stone finds answers to all the great questions of life such as
- "Why am I here?"
- "Where did I come from?"
- "Who am I?"
- "What else do I need to understand?"
It is a useful accompaniment to spiritual quests of all kinds.
This loving stone protects the soul from shocks, trauma and disappointments and relieves spiritual tension.
It helps sensitive people and light workers to adapt to the earth vibration without becoming mired or despondent.
Sugulite can help to bring light and love into the darkest situations.
Aiding forgiveness and eliminating hostility, Sugilite is a useful stone forwork with groups as it resolves group difficulties and encourages loving communication.
Sugilite is beneficial for misfits of any kind, people who do not feel the earth is their home, and those who suffer from paranoia and schizophrenia.
It is excellent for autism, helping to ground the soul more into the present reality, and overcomes learning difficulties.
Sugilite promotes understanding of the effect of the mind on the body and its place in dis-ease*.
Sugilite imparts the ability to face up to unpleasant matters. It alleviates sorrow, grief, and fea r, a nd promotes self-forgiveness.
Sugilite encourages positive thoughts and reorganizes brain patterns that underlie learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
It supports the overcoming of conflict without compromise.
Sugilite benefits cancer sufferers, as it gently releases emotional turmoil and can alleviate despair. It draws off negative energy and lends loving support, channeling healing energy into body, mind, and spirit.
I used to think that all rocks were pretty much the same hardness.
Well, it turns out that's not true.
The hardness of raw and tumbled Sugilite is only a 6 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Making it one of the most average strength stones you'll come across.
What makes Sugilite unique is the layered nature of the mineral.
It's something usually reserved for sedimentary rocks - not crystals.
Ontop of being very powerful spiritual stone, Sugilite is a rare precious stone with a mind blowing color...
So yeah, it's expensive.
It's actually one of the most rare gems in the world.
Not counting the "royal" stones of diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald.
Seeing prices of $50 or more per carat is pretty common for gems.
The best of the best gemstones are those with deep coloring and watercolor painting surface can go for $500 per carat.
For jewelry, this may be worth it.
Those looking for spiritual benefits, you can save cash by going for raw Sugilite or "less than perfect" tumbled stones.