While sugilite is mainly found in South Africa, it was first discovered in Japan by geologist Ken Sugi, whom the gem was named after.
It’s considered by spiritual believers to be a nurturing gemstone.
Some people even call it a healer’s stone due to its supposed ability to help alleviate stress and elevate emotional healing.
Others also consider it to be love stone that symbolizes spiritual love.
According toGem Society, tourmaline is “a mineral supergroup that consists of three groups, multiple subgroups, and over thirty different species.”
It’s often called the most colorful of gemstones, so it’s not surprising that it comes in a purple color.
Similar to the purple sapphire, purple tourmaline is said to be linked to the third eye.
It's also said to increase the flow of energy and is considered to be a deeply grounding gemstone.
Purple chalcedony is without a doubt one of the most uniquely shaped purple gemstones.
Take a look for yourself at its raw form, and you’ll immediately see its similarities to a popular purple-colored fruit.
Yes — believe it or not — it looks just like a bunch of grapes! So you can understand why it’s sometimes also referred to as grape agate.
Found in Indonesia, purple chalcedony is said to promote generosity, vitality, and emotional balance, while reducing self-doubt and negative emotions.
Thanks to its natural sparkliness, rhodolite garnet is one of the most striking gemstones you’ll ever come across.
A mixture of almandine and pyrope garnet, it has a purplish-red or raspberry color.
The rhodolite garnet is believed to balance energetic flow, promote love, and enhance spiritual growth.
While all of the purple gemstones we’ve featured have unique properties, tanzanite boasts perhaps one of the most special ones.
It’s a pleochroism gemstone, which describes the phenomenon of when a gem shows multiple colors when viewed from different angles.
This gemstone is said to stimulate intuition and help to align the heart and mind in harmony.
Other purple gemstones
As mentioned, our guide aims to put a spotlight on ten of the best purple gemstones of 2021.
There aremany more you may want to research yourself, such as iolite, charoite, agate, and fluorite.
Where can I buy them?
Do you already have your credit card at the ready to purchase one of the purple gemstones we featured above?
You can find a variety of purple gemstones at gemstone dealers, new age stores, and select jewelry stores.
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