Pendant set in silver 925.
Natural charoïte without treatment.
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Set in silver 925 punched.
Dimensions of the stone. 24mm long, 18.44mm wide, 6.10mm high.
Weight of 20.425 carats
Pendant dimensions: 34.41mm long, 19.37mm wide, 6.10mm high.
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Charoïte (pronounced Tcharoïte) is a rare silicate mineral, first described in 1978 and named after the Chara River. It has been reported only in the Shield of Aldan , Sakha Republic , Siberia, Russia. It is found where a synite from the Murunskii massif has penetrated and altered limestone deposits producing a metasomatite of potassium feldspar.
Charoïte is translucent to purple lavender in color with a pearly sheen. Charoitis is strictly massive in nature and fractures are conchoidal. It has a swirling, unusual fibrous, sometimes shimmering appearance , and which, with its intense color, can lead many to believe at first that it is synthetic or artificially enhanced.
Although it is believed to have been discovered in the 1940s, it was not known worldwide until its description in 1978. It is said to be opaque and unattractive when found in the field; a fact that may have contributed to its belated recognition.
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