Charoite first named for the Chara River, Russia in 1978. Charoite is translucent lavender to purple in color with a pearly luster. It is a semi precious gemstone that has a swirling fibrous appearance. It has dark purple, violet, and lavender streaks and some white throughout the stone.
I cut and polish gemstones to bring out the best patterns or shape the stone has to offer. Charoite is excellent for pendents or on a bracelet.