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Feel free and totally alive and in love with life itself.

Learn the lessons, and forgive yourself and others.

Transform your life and relationships with ease.

Accept yourself and know you are truly loveable.

Let Sugilite reveal all things are possible with love!


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Mineralogy of Sugilite

Rough Sugilite

Rough Sugilite, Wessels Mine, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Mineral Family: Cyclosilicates

Chemical Composition: KNa2(Fe,Mn,Al)2Si12O30H20
Cleavage: Poor
Color: Pink, purple, or brownish-yellow
Crystal System: Hexigonal
Form/Habit: Massive
Fracture: Subconchoidal
Gravity: 2.7-2.8
Hardness: 5.5-6.5
Luminescence: Usually none
Luster: Vitreous

Streak: White
Transparency: Translucent to opaque

Location: The most important Sugilite deposit is located in South Africa. However, Sugilite has also been found in Australia, Canada, India, Italy, and Japan.  Sugilite Mine Locations

Mineral Family: Sugilite is a Silicate mineral. Silicate minerals are the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals. Sugilite belongs to the Cyclosilicate group which includes Tourmaline and Beryls (including Emerald and Aquamarine)

Formation: Sugilite is typically formed in metamorphosed Manganese deposits and sometimes in marble. It is usually granular, but on rare occasions does form small prismatic crystals. The vivid purple or pink coloring is from the Manganese.

Mining: Sugilite is a secondary stone found in Manganese mines. While it has been found in various locations, virtually all of the Sugilite on the market is from South African mines.

African Rainbow Minerals, Manganese Mine in South Africa

African Rainbow Minerals, Manganese (& Sugilite) Mine, S. Africa

Enhancements: All Sugilites on the market are fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Synonyms: Lavulite, Luvulite, Royal Lavulite, Royal Azel

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Sugilite, Mine, S. Africa

History of Sugilite

Sugilite is a relatively “new” healing stone whose healing properties have only recently been explored.  It was originally discovered in Japan in 1944, by Ken-ichi Sugi, for whom the stone is named. Most people mispronounce the name, which is properly pronounced with a soft “g” like “geese” rather than a hard “g” like “genie”.

Brown Sugilite

Brown Sugilite

The Japanese Sugilites were of the brown-yellow variety and received very little attention. Some years later, a vivid purple stone, initially called Lavulite or Luvulite, was found in South Africa. In 1976, it was determined that the yellow-brown stones in Japan and the purple stones in South Africa were in fact the same stone! At this point the original name, Sugilite, became the official name.  However, some sellers continue to use the other names, even when referring to Sugilite found outside of Africa. Purple Sugilite has been very popular since the 1980s and is considered one of the “New Age Stones” that represent the current Age of Aquarius.

Photos: Brown Sugilite

Healing Properties of Sugilite

Spiritual: Sugilite has an exquisite vibration that sings of hope, love, and the deep knowledge that Light will always triumph over Darkness. Sugilite is also a powerful protective stone which blocks negative energy and makes us feel truly free. It teaches us how to live happily from our own truth and how to love wisely and well. Sugilite is attuned to ALL of the Chakras, but is particularly stimulating to the Heart, Third Eye and Crown and linked to the astrological sign of Virgo. It is connected to the element of Wind and vibrates to the numbers 2, 3, and 7.

Emotional: Sugilite encourages us to believe in ourselves and to love our own unique energies. It is a wonderful stone for anyone who feels like a misfit or misunderstood, and helps us to let go of societal expectations and instead dance to our own drum. Sugilite dissolves fear and gives us courage to face life as it really is – and to see how we can take steps to improve it. It encourages both forgiveness and loving communication. During grief work, it has a soothing and sweet energy.

Mental: Sugilite is a very positive stone for the mind, helping us to focus on positive solutions and situations, rather than dwelling on the negative. It is particularly helpful for showing us the patterns, in our thinking and our actions, that most strongly effect our life. Sugilite helps us to acknowledge bad habits, forgive ourselves, and start actively creating new habits. Sugilite’s happy energy also stimulates our creative instincts, encouraging us to think outside of the box and work real magic in our lives and for our world.

Physical: Sugilite is a fantastic stone to work with for physical healing, because it specifically helps us to realize the mind/body connection, and the awesome power of the brain itself. It is used by metaphysical healers to treat a variety of brain disorders ranging from dyslexia to schizophrenia. Sugilite is also believed to be particularly effective at reducing headaches, anxiety, and nightmares.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Earth to Pocket

These Sugilites were mined and tumbled in South Africa. 

I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry and are one of my favorite suppliers.

It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Sugilite for you.

Your Stone

This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Sugilite or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Sugilite measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.

The stone I choose for you will be smooth and free of chips, and be a brilliant purple on a black matrix. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. They will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.

With their gorgeous color and clean energies, these Sugilites are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.

Safe Handling of Sugilite



  1. Kristin J. (Georgia)

    Today I had the pleasure of opening my own latest package of crystalline goodness from your shop :). I am officially in love with everything you picked out for me. Thank you. Julie!

    I cannot decide which of the crystals feels the best today. Every time I hold one of them and switch to another my brain just sighs with happiness. The sugilite is so super spready and gorgeous that for a moment I was convinced it had to be the prettiest piece of charoite I’d ever seen. I literally double-checked my order to be sure.

  2. Michelle S. (North Dakota)

    The sugilite you sent just arrived. I love it. It looks like a little Dutch shoe, and it’s the color of the delphiniums. Be-witching, be-wizarding purple.

  3. Marla H. (Colorado)


  4. Brooke F. (Texas)

    Perfect transaction. Wonderful place to buy from! Thank you for being you!!<3

  5. Marne G. (New York)

    Beautifully packaged, good communication!

  6. Lori B. (Colorado)

    Thanks for the special combo. Every single stone is perfect. Thanks, Julie!

  7. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Really beautiful sugilite crystal! I just love the markings! Excellent customer service and super fast shipping. Thank you!

  8. Tommie W. (Texas)

    A+ Thanks!

  9. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Good tumbled sugilite is so difficult to come by, but I knew you wouldn’t disappoint me. The stone looks black at first glance, but I took it into the sunlight, and found out it was mainly purple and brown with little dark rivers running through it. I love it! It is so hard to put down!

  10. Kimberly K. (Pennsylvania)

    It arrived quickly and it looks and feels great.

  11. Patti N. (Texas)

    I received the Sugilite today and I just love it! Exquisite in every way—it feels good in the hand and so smooth. The colors are fabulous—I looked at it in the sunlight like you said and couldn’t believe my eyes! It will be one of my favorite stones and I thank you so much for picking such a beautiful one for me. What a good eye you have—-all of your crystals are memorable. You made my day. I shine a flashlight on it too just to admire the markings—had no idea a Sugilite could be that beautiful.

  12. Patti N. (Texas)

    Oh my!! This Sugilite is beautiful. Very happy and thank you so much. A++++++

  13. Deanna Sava

    Beautiful color, size, shape and energy of the Sugilite that Julie consciously selected for me. Have purchased a number of stones from Moonrise Crystals and have loved them all. Great service, fast shipment, and prompt communication. I highly recommend Moonrise Crysrals.

  14. Vince M. (Colorado)

    Received the stones this week. Sugilite are spectacular! Hope they help me with my challenges!

  15. Kelley F. (Arizona)

    Gorgeous deep color ! Highly recommended seller, been before–will be back!

  16. Lucy Z. (Indiana)

    Lovely stone shipped quick from a delightful seller-Many many thanks!

  17. Shirley B. (California)

    Gorgeous specimen! I highly recommend..great seller! Thank you!

  18. Johnny W. (Ohio)

    beautiful stone, timely delivery, Great seller!! A+++

  19. Bonnie T. (California)

    Beautiful stones. My second purchase from seller. Fast shipping. Thanks!

  20. Angelina B. (Minnesota)

    Thank you!!! Great great great service!!!!

  21. Kelly W. (Minnesota)

    Wonderful stones! Thank you and brightest blessings 🙂

  22. Bonnie T. (California)

    Beautiful stones! Good size! Super smooth transaction. Fast shipping. Thanks!

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