A truly magnificent charoite pendant that's sure to attract plenty of attention especially from those with an interest in rocks and minerals.
Featuring an unusually large cabochon which boasts the most spectacular rich purple colour, this highly polished stone was an exciting find and we immediately knew that it would make a very special ladies pendant. The markings in charoite are quite unique and stones of this quality exhibit slight chatoyancy.
Charoite is a relatively rare mineral which can only be found in one location worldwide, it was virtually unknown outside of Russia until 1978 and is believed to be named after the Chara River Valley in Siberia. It's used used primarily for ornamental purposes and also as a gemstone and being opaque, it tends to be cut as a cabochon. Charoite's distinctive colour and fascinating markings make it a popular choice for use in ladies jewellery.
This large and chunky charoite pendant has been crafted by hand exclusively for Stone Mania and is mounted in a simple but elegant sterling silver setting.
Weight (grams): 58.4
Size (cms): 5.4 x 5.2 x 0.9