Charoite Cabochon Necklace
Charoite is named after Yakutia's Chary River, in the Sakha Republic, Siberia, which is the sole source of charoite gemstones. The colors of charoite include bright lavender, soft light-lilac, and violet to deep purple. Charoite almost always occurs with varying swirling mixes and patterns which will often exhibit all of these colors in a single stone. One of the most desirable traits of charoite is its slight to moderate level of chatoyancy (exhibiting a concentrated narrow band of reflected light across the center of the stone), which adds to the silky, pearly luster.