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Sugilite was first discovered in 1944 by Japanese petrologist Ken-Ichi Sugi (1901-1948) from the Imperial University in Kyushu. He found sugilite on the Iwagi islet, in the south west of Japan. The naming of sugilite was to honor Ken-Ichi Sugi. This exquisite and unusual mineral was also found in the Wessels Mine in South Africa in 1979. The known reserves from this mine are spent. Sugilite has also been found in India, Italy, Australia and Canada.
A trio of rare sugilite cabochons adorn the back of this sweetest-ever Frog by Veronica Poblano. The lovely purple and teal colors seen in the fluorite stone are harmonious with the sugilite inlays. Bulbous eyes of turquoise are endearing along with a preciously incised smile. Veronica's carving lineage is incredible. Her father was iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d). He was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d).
Don't miss this very collectible amphibian. About 1 1/2" long, 2" wide and 1" tall.
These resplendent and reversible Corn Maidens of precious sugilite rest permanently on a well-polished black marble base, presented by Daniel Chattin. Sugilite is a rare and valuable stone because it comes from only one mine in the world, South Africa. It's harvested some 2,500 feet underground. This particular specimen of sugilite is rich with color and of a great quality.
We love the way Daniel carved either side of these corn maidens with fluidity and feminine energy. Their corn bodies are incised plus their eyes and mouths are inlaid with jet. Daniel inlaid sky-blue turquoise and vibrant gaspeite stones to further accent this extraordinary work. About 4" tall, 3 1/4" wide and 2 1/4" deep. Extra shipping charges may apply.