The world’s primary global source for the precious gemstone SUGILITE.

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South32 mines and markets the exciting and unique gemstone SUGILITE, a beautiful purple mineral denoting wealth, prosperity and healing. The company is a globally diversified metals and mining company producing bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

Our SUGILITE rough product comes from the prestigious Wessels and Nchwaning mines in South Africa, which hosts the only significant deposit of gem quality SUGILITE, situated deep in the Kalahari Manganese Fields.

SUGILITE

Sugilite was first discovered in 1944 South-West Japan by Ken-ichi Sugi, and is classified as a rare mineral with only a few known sources around the world.

The colour is mostly purple with sometimes hints of pink and blue with intrusions that vary from brownish to white. Our rich purple Wessels variant is superior in volume and quality to any other source, and although various names have been given to it over time, the distinctive Sugilite became synonymous with the Wessels mine.

Sugilite has been informally mined at Wessels Mine since being found in the late 1970’s, but it was “discovered” by a visiting geologist who saw potential value of this rare mineral in jewellery and ornamentation.

SUGILITE sales are conducted by Bonas Hong Kong via an online highest bid tender

www.sugilitebids.com

www.south32.net

 

UPCOMING SALES 1H 2019*
Braúna mine

Antwerp viewings:

- 14 - 24 January 2019 (25 Jan 1pm CET)

- 13 - 25 March 2019

- 9 - 21 May 2019

Bonas Coloured Gems (polished)

Bangkok viewings:

- 18 - 22 February 2019 (26 Feb 11am CET)

IMDH

Antwerp viewings:

- 11 - 15 February

- 23 - 29 April

Lucapa Diamond Company: Mothae

Antwerp viewings:

- 18 - 22 February (25 February 3pm CET)

- 17 - 21 June

Lucara Diamond Corp : Karowe mine

Botswana viewings only:

- 24 February - 7 March 2019 (7 March 4pm CET)

- 12 - 23 May 2019 (23 May 4pm CET)

Mountain Province: Gahcho Kué mine

Antwerp viewings: 

- 10 - 22 January 2019 (23 Jan 3pm CET)

- 11 - 21 February 2019 (22 Feb 3pm CET)

- 25 March - 4 April 2019 (5 April 3pm CET)

- 6 - 16 May 2019 (17 May 3pm CET)

- 11 - 21 June 2019 (21 June 3pm CET)

Namakwa Diamonds: Kao mine

Antwerp viewings:

- 28 January - 7 February 2019 (8 Feb 3pm CET)

- 1 - 11 April 2019 (12 April 3pm CET)

- 3 - 14 June 2019 (14 June 3pm CET)

Stornoway Diamonds: Renard mine

Antwerp viewings:

- 23 January - 4 February 2019 (5 Feb 3pm CET)

- 4 - 14 March 2019 (15 March 3pm CET)

- 15 - 29 April 2019 (30 April 3pm CET)

- 24 May - 7 June 2019 (7 June 3pm CET)

    * Subject to change

 

If you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact our Antwerp office at:
+32 (0)3 233 70 80
diamondbrokers bonasgroup com

 

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