Purpurite Stichtite

Purple colored stones are not very common but the ones that are naturally mined from under the earth have a kind of luster that is unmatched. Gemstones that are naturally mined have varying qualities which eventually make them different from one another. Some are known for their hardness and durability, some for their sheen, and many others for their rarity. There are also gemstones that have all these things together making them even more special. 
In the purple color range, there is one stone that may not be widely known to many but it is still considered a wondrous creation of nature by gemstone experts. We are talking about purpurite stichtite– a gemstone that is unique, rare but unfortunately, not known to many. 

Purpurite is a gemstone that is rich in manganese iron phosphate and is usually found in the presence of Triphylite because of heavy oxidation. Though it can be found independently in a crystallized mass form, it also offers on top of other minerals. PurpuriteStichtitewas first discovered between 1905 and 1910. In fact, initially, they were discovered separately and named separately. It was later that their effectiveness and worth as a single gemstone was understood. 

PurpuriteStichtiteis a relatively soft stone with hardness in the Mohs scale registering between 5 and 6. It is one of the main reasons why it’s not very commonly used in jewelry making. But with a master craftsperson at work, PurpuriteStichtitecan be used to make non-abrasive earrings and pendants. If it is carefully worn and gets no scratch, it can last long.