Charoite is a rare, translucent lavender to purple mineral that is strictly massive (does not form individual crystals) in nature. It is found in only one single area in the Sakha Republic in Siberia. The mineral has an unusual swirling, fibrous appearance and is sometimes chatoyant (cat’s eye effect). It’s appearance, along with its rich, purple coloration, has led many to assume that it’s a synthetic mineral, though this is a misconception. In its rough form it’s fairly unattractive, and it’s beauty isn’t apparent until polished. The sphere may be one of the finest ways to highlight the intense beauty of this mineral. The layering and scattering of inclusions are on display from multiple viewing directions in these specimens. Our polished spheres are of exquisite quality and highlight this mystical material in a truly magnificent way.
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