Charoite is a rare violet to deep lilac colored silicate mineral that is strictly massive in nature and has only been reported from the Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia. Charoite has an unusual swirling/fibrous appearance that occasionally shows chatoyancy; that paired with its intense coloring has lead some to think it is synthetic although it is entirely natural.
This brilliant Charoite pendant is a teardrop-shaped stone set in a lustrous .925 Sterling Silver setting. There are swirling patterns that can be seen throughout the stone and a mild chatoyancy in the dark inclusion spots, all around creating a beautifully ethereal appearance. This pendant would be a great piece for just about any occasion, because of its versatile cut and color. The Sterling Silver is smooth and bright, putting all of the focus on this gorgeous stone.
Charoite is a uniquely active stone, being considered most prominently as a stone of transformation. Through balancing the Crown Chakra it assists in overcoming alienation or frustration, through the Heart Chakra it is said to stimulate unconditional love. Charoite is believed to be a great aid in facilitating acceptance.
You are purchasing the exact piece in the photographs. It measures in at 4 cm long by 2.5 cm wide.