mystical gem of siberia
Charoite Origin & Physical Properties
Charoite is a rare complex silicate mineral with complex interlocking patterns of fibrous crystal growth. It comes in a swirling array of purple and lilac colors. When polished, it has a pearly luster, and swirls of purple, white, black and lilac patterns. Charoite is made up of potassium, sodium, calcium, barium and strontium in a silicate form. It has such a complex make up that geologists have yet to determine the cause of its purple and violet colors.
Charoite was discovered along the shores of the Chara River in Sakha Republic, Siberia some time in the 1940’s. It wasn’t until 1977 that Charoite was scientifically identified as a newly discovered mineral. To this day, this is the only known origin in the world for Charoite. Charoite was formed millions of years ago when and upsurge of magma mixed with the limestone host rock. The molten magma mixture, rich in mineral elements, fused with the host limestone rock and created a new rock formation we known as Charoite today.
2.54 - 2.58
1.550 - 1.559
Purification, Transformation, clarity, self esteem
Charoite Healing & Metaphysical Properties
Charoite is a gemstone of Transformation. It was formed through an up flow of lava that fused with limestone, made up of up to a dozen elements in a complex silicate form. It is a powerful stone of the violet ray, harmonizing with the Crown and Heart Chakra.The violet color symbolize wisdom, higher awareness, creativity and sensitivity. Charoite can help to release negative emotions and embrace a more complete awareness of yourself and the world around you. It is a stone of inspiration, bringing enhanced creativity, spiritual growth, and showing new possibilities even in old situations.
Charoite is the energy of fire and ice, born of magma and limestone beneath the harsh icy climate of Siberia, it laid beneath the ground waiting to be discovered for millions of years. It is a dynamic gift of mother nature. Charoite is often called a goddess stone and gem of divination. Charoite should be worn the upper heart and can be used for crystal layouts. Place on the third-eye or heart chakra during meditation and connect with its powerful resonance of the purple ray.