Tugtupite is a rare fluorescent mineral from Greenland that was discovered between 1957 and 1962 making it a fairly new discovery either way. Tugtupite is commonly red, white to pink, or bluish to greenish white in regular light and fluoresces crimson under UV radiation. Tugtupite is only a 4 on the Mohs Scale, and its name is derived from the Greenlandic Inuit word for reindeer (tuttu) and means "Reindeer Blood".
This particularly impressive specimen of Tugtupite measures in at 15 cm long by 7 cm wide and is 6 cm tall, making it an unusually large piece of this rare fluorescent mineral. Tugtupite is valued particularly as a Gemstone with it's vibrant pink color, rarity, and fluorescence so it has been used in advanced lapidary to cut and polish as well. This piece would truly improve any collection with its intriguing history and stunning appearance!
Tugtupite has been referred to as the stone of deep heartfelt love, and it is believed to embody the pureness of intense, true love. It is also believed to have the power to awaken passion and help combat apathy within relationships; it is no wonder that Tugtupite is connected to the Heart Chakra!
You are purchasing one (1) specimen of Tugtupite that is one of a kind.
Please note that although we strive to present the piece as accurately as possible through our photography, size and color may vary slightly due to the nature of natural products.