Charoite is a beautiful gemstone highly valued for its striking appearance and unique qualities. It is a rare mineral that was first discovered in Russia in the 1940s and is named after the Chara River, where it was found.
One of the most notable features of Charoite is its beautiful purple color, which ranges from light lavender to deep violet. Its color is caused by the presence of potassium, sodium, calcium, and barium in its chemical makeup. The stone often contains swirling patterns and veins of black, white, and other colors, making each piece unique and visually stunning.
Charoite is a relatively hard mineral, with a Mohs hardness rating of 5 to 6. This means that it is durable and can withstand daily wear and tear, making it a popular choice for jewelry. It is often used as cabochons, beads, and other decorative pieces in jewelry making. Its polished surface has a glassy luster, adding to its beauty and elegance.
Due to its limited availability, Charoite is highly sought by collectors and those who appreciate unique gemstones. It has become a favorite among designers who seek to incorporate rare and distinctive gems into their creations. The stone's beauty and rarity have made it a valuable addition to any jewelry collection.
In conclusion, Charoite is a mesmerizing gemstone known for its exquisite purple color and intricate patterns. Its durability and rarity have made it a favorite among designers and collectors. The stone's one-of-a-kind qualities make it an excellent choice for those seeking a distinctive and exclusive gemstone for their jewelry creations.
Size: 19.7x50.6x4.3 mm
Weight: 43.5 carats
Enhancement: (N) - None 100% natural
Bright Star Gemstones aims to provide one-of-a-kind gemstones cut from hard-to-find, unique lapidary materials.
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100 points = 1 carat
5 carats = 1 gram
28 grams = 1 ounce
16 ounces = 1 pound
25.4 mm = 1"
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