Founder: Gabriela Yasmin Szafman
Charoite only became known in the world, just recently, and it of course was named for the location where it was discovered.
Discovered in Russia in 1978 in the Murun mountains in Yakutia, to date, this the only known location for this rare mineral.
The name Charoite is derived from the Chary River which is near where it was found.
The colors range from bright lavender, violet and lilac to dark purple with swirling patterns of black Augite, transparent crystals of microcline feldspar, and/or orange Tinaksite.
Charoite has quite an unusual look, with its chatoyancy and strange looking spirally strands of fibrous material that often it is mistaken for a synthetic gemstone.
The Mongols use the stone to make decorative objects, and on special feast days they would boil the stone in tea.
This tea is then consumed by all members of the family in order to strengthen family ties and protect all it's members from evil.
The charoite stone is often confused with the fairly similar sugilite, although it is the charoite's characteristic light colored inclusions that are the main difference between the two stones.
Charoite is an unusual mineral of quite rare occurrence.
It is found today only in one location, along the Chary River at Aldan in Russia.
It formed from an alteration of limestones by the close presences of an alkali-rich nephline syenite intrusion.
It is the heat, the pressure and more importantly, the infusion of unique chemicals into the rock that is responsible for the transformations into completely new minerals such as charoite.
Why charoite has not been found in other locations is not fully understood, but is is probably due to a combination of a chemically unique limestone reacting with a chemically unique intrusion and subjected to unique physical conditions.
Charoite is used as an ornamental stone as well as a gemstone.
It forms a swirling pattern of interlocking crystals.
The color of charoite is described in many fashions, some of which include a stunning lavender, lilac, violet and/or purple color.
All of those color descriptions are actually accurate as they all each probably present in every single swirly sample.
The look of charoite is unlike any other minerals and can not be mistaken.
It has the appearance of purple marble, but truly defies description.
Charoite will Work:
• Charoite is often called a 'stone of transformation' as well as a stone of power.
• In particular it transforms negative emotions such as anger and fear into positive feelings.
• As a part of the transformation process it allows release of those negative emotions, so one can change and move forward.
• Charoite is also known as a stone of inspiration, bringing enhanced creativity, spiritual grown and showing new possibilities in even the oldest situations.
• This is a stone that allows one to see clearly which brings with it enhanced self-esteem and helps release one from many victimizations.
• Charoite is known to enhance or bring courage, inner strength or appropriate assertiveness.
• In the psychic realm it is used for entity release and rescue work, as well as clairvoyance and prophesy.
• Charoite is said to be useful for the cleansing and purification of one's energy body as well as for the transmutation of negative energies within oneself.
• Charoite transmutes negativity and cleanses the aura.
• Charoite facilitates the release of fear and dissolution of negative energies encountered in the process of aligning with your soul's purpose.
• Work with Charoite to foster a synthesis between the heart and crown chakra, walk your spiritual path with awareness, and manifest your soul's wisdom and light in daily life.
• The purple color of Charoite, among its other roles, helps to bring us closer to spirit by showing us that everything, even the thoughts we hold as true, can be dissolved and replaced with more empowering energies.
• The color black in this stone grounds the purple ray, and enables us to explore the nature of our fears; while white represents the connection to spirit.