The history and origin of Sugilite

Sugilite is a rare potassium sodium lithium iron manganese aluminum silicate mineral. The color ranges from pale lilac to deep purple (appearing almost black), including a magenta/purple.

Sugilite was discovered in 1944 by the Japanese geologist Ken-ichi Sugi on the island of Iwagi, Shikoku, Japan.

Sugilite: Meanings, Benefits and Properties

The frequency of Sugilite connects to the third eye, crown, and upper transpersonal chakras. Its energy opens the upper chakras and stimulates the crown chakra which allows higher vibrational “light” energy to fill one’s being thus “grounding” spiritual energy into the third dimension.

Sugilite has a strong protective energy that “shields” one’s energy fields from negativity. Sugilite possesses the strong purification energy of the “Violet Flame”, thus its energy helps to purify one’s being of all energies that are not serving one and are not in alignment with one’s spiritual or soul’s path.

This beautiful crystal is a crystal of dreams aiding one to understand their meaning by showing one’s true “inner world” and “Being” and thus connecting to one’s soul.

Associated Chakras

  • Third Eye
  • Crown
  • Casual Vortex
  • Soul Star
  • Stellar Gateway

Physical Ailment

  • Headaches

Emotional Issue

  • Hopelessness
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Disorders

Spiritual Connection

  • Dream Recall
  • Inner Vision
  • Spiritual Protection
  • Spiritual Purification

What is Sugilite used for?

However, Sugilite is a wonderful mineral that offers jewelry lovers warm, attractive hues. Sugilite comes in a variety of colors including brown, pale pink, yellow and black. It should be noted that its most popular color is a deep intense purple and because of this beautiful hue, it is sometimes nicknamed the Purple Turquoise. 

Sugilite can come in either translucent to opaque. Usually, the most interest lies in purple opaque crystals. The luster is usually waxy, but the color is extremely rich. While Sugilite is rare, large masses of Sugilite are found and they are usually cut to complement other jewelry gemstones such as Malachite, Turquoise, and Coral.

This mineral does make great jewelry because it has a decent hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale and is generally stable in its color. This gemstone is created by quite a few elements including Potassium, Sodium, Lithium, Iron, Maganese, Aluminum, and Silicate. 

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