Artisan Ring in Sterling Silver and Sugilite - Plum Rustica
A hand fabricated artisan ring in sterling silver and beautiful sugilite with bright orchid highlights. The hand forged ring shank brings a rustic and earthy feeling to these eye-catching stones that needs no embellishment. Make a plum-perfect statement with a ring custom made just for you with the stone of your choice!
The ring shank pictured is 7mm wide, (just over 1/4"), and the stone is approximately 18mm x 25mm.
Sugilite is a somewhat rare mineral named for the Japanese geologist who discovered the first specimens in 1944, Ken-ichi Sugi. Deposits are found in Japan, Canada and India, but the largest occurrence was found in 1975 in the Kalahari Desert, Northern South Africa. In 1979 a large deposit of gem grade sugilite was found 3200 feet below the original discovery.
Metaphysical properties: It is said that sugilite strengthens the heart, aids physical healing and reduces stress. It is a balancer of mind, body and spirit and encourages peace of mind, a general feeling of well being and spiritual love. It is also suggested that sugilite seems to protect against and dissipate anger and other negative energies.