Sugilite in Sterling Silver

Gemstone Name: Sugilite
Location: South Africa
Characteristics: a deep rich purple stone that is a fairly recent gemstone discovery, found in several locations in South Africa.  The camera image looks a couple of shades darker.
Hardness: 6.5
Stone size: 14x17 mm - ring is size 8 (free plastic sizer available on request)
Polish: excellent