Charoite

Background * History

  • Charoite is a rare Silicate mineral with a chemical composition of Phosphorus, Calcium, and Sodium. It was first discovered in the Chara River in Russia in 1940. Charoite was named after Yakutia’s Chary River. The Murun complex in the Sakha Republic, Siberia, has been the source of Charoite gemstones. The colors of Charoite are unmistakable and can range from lilac to lavender and from light-violet to medium-deep purple. Most Charoite gemstones exhibit several violet shades in a very unique pattern, often swirling, streaking or feather-like. The swirling patterns are the result of interlocking complex fibrous crystals. Charoite may also occur with streaks of green, black and orange color as a result of Tinaksite and Aegerine impurities formed within the stone. Charoite can also exhibit a slight level of chatoyancy.

Healing * Metaphysical Properties

  • Charoite is considered to provide the body with increased overall physical strength and to generally transmute disease and illness into wellness.
  • It regulates pulse and blood pressure and overcomes exhaustion. It’s a great gemstone for the heart, eyes, liver, headaches, migrenes and cramps.
  • Charoite has a calming effect on the nerves.
  • Charoite is often called the stone of power. It has the ability to transform negative emotions into positive feelings of well-being.
  • It can enhance the creativity, spirituality and self-esteem.
  • Charoite is ideal gemstone for opening and balancing the crown, third eye and solar plexus chakra.
  • It can also help with the healing of various injuries or disorders, including alcoholism and liver disorders.
  • It is believed to help regulate blood pressure and assist with insomnia by inducing powerful but positive dreams.

Chakra

**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Moirai.si does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

Gemological Properties

Chemical Composition(K(Ca;Na)2Si4O10(OH;F)·H2O)
Colorviolet, purple, lilac
Hardness  (Mohs)4.5-5
Specific Gravity2.54-2.78
Refractive Index1.55 to 1.56

Origin and Gemstone Sources

  • Siberia

Care

  • Charoite can be quite sensitive to strong pressure, high temperatures, and harsh household chemicals and cleaners. Avoid exposing Charoite to bleach or sulphuric acid. Charoite can be cleaned using warm, soapy water. Wipe down stones using only a soft cloth and be sure to rinse well to remove any soapy residue.
  • When storing gemstones or gemstone jewelry, store them inside a fabric-lined box or wrapped in a soft cloth separately from other type of gemstones to prevent damage or scratches.
  • It is best to remove any jewelry before engaging in any strenuous physical activity, such as exercise or sports
  • Avoid spraying perfume or hairspray on your precious gems.

Zodiac

  • Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Gemini, Virgo