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 particular piece has a great visual synergy to it; every aspect from the bright Sterling Silver, the variation in light to dark purple, to the translucency level adds to the depth. When the light hits the Charoite you can see the swirling/fibrous inclusions clearly, all working together to create a mystical appearance. This pendant would be a perfect every-day-use item, and would make a fantastic gift for anniversaries, weddings, or birthdays!
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 cm wide.