I had a request from Patti in Aztec, New Mexico for a “purple stone” set in a sterling silver ring. Normally I make this ring with a blue turquoise, but with this inquiry, Sugilite seemed like a ideal alternative.
Some specimens may be a vivid purple and often varies from lavender to plum in color and may exhibit a dark matrix. It is a natural gemstone (South Africa-major source) and is sometimes thought of as “purple turquoise”, even though the two gems are unrelated.
This sterling silver Barbed Wire ring is inlayed with Sugilite and is priced at $425.00.
Here is what Patti had to say:
“… I LOVE the rings. Both are incredible…I am so excited I can hardly keep it a secret!!…… It has been an absolute pleasure doing business with you.
You are a model of professionalism.
Thank you so much!! ”