Charoite is a relatively new semi-precious stone, discovered only in 1964. The name comes from the word "enchanting" and the name of the Chara River (a tributary of the Olekma), next to which there is its only deposit in the world (discovered in 1949).

The violet color of charoite is believed to be due to impurities of manganese, depending on the amount of which the mineral has various shades: from pale lilac to inky, almost black.
Each sample of charoite has its own unique, incomparable pattern.
ЕThe world's only deposit of charoite with the beautiful name "Lilac Stone" is located at the junction of Yakutia and the Irkutsk region, on the watershed of the Chara and Tokko rivers.
The wide distribution of charoite is hindered by the limit set by the Government of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia for the extraction of stone in the amount of 100 tons per year - this is a forced measure that protects against the rapid drying up of the deposit. That is why charoite grows in price from year to year and becomes more and more rare.

A remarkable story is connected with the discovery of charoite. The discoverer of the deposit, Yuri Gavrilovich Rogov, was sent by the government on a business trip abroad. There he went to the mineralogical museum of the Louvre, which claimed to have a complete collection of all the minerals of the Earth and, showing a plate of lilac rock, asked to identify the mineral. Museum staff were forced to admit that they did not have such a mineral, and offered him to sell a sample. But the Soviet geologist refused.
Charoite contains many inclusions, the most common of which are black radiant crystals of aegirine alkaline pyroxene. Also, some stones may have a purple "cat's eye" effect.

Charoite is a relatively fragile stone (Moss hardness 6-7) that should be protected from impacts.

Interestingly, at a temperature of 1000 ° C, charoite sinters into glass balls that do not lose their lilac color.

A talisman with charoite will become an indispensable assistant for those who experience certain difficulties in communicating with people around them. The energy of this stone promotes liberation from complexes, hidden fears, allows a person to become more open and assertive, limits the manifestation of stress and nervousness, bringing balance and calmness to ongoing events.
The stone will reveal the talents of those who strive for creative realization, who are trying to express their self-expression in beauty, both external and internal. But it is not exactly.