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Available in:
6mm Round ($35 per strand)
8mm Round ($55 per strand)
and 10mm Round ($90 per strand)

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A Brief History of Charoite

The swirling purples of Charoite resemble the eddys and rushing waters in a fast moving stream. The colors range from deep purple to pale lavender inter-spiced with white. It almost looks unnatural. Charoite is composed of: Hydrated Sodium, Calcium, Barium Strontium, Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride.

Charoite is found only along the Chara River Valley in a very remote area of East Central Siberia. The only source for these gems is located about 325 miles NE of the northern tip of Lake Baikal. It is in the Chara Region (State) and is near the Region's northern border. The Russians first discovered charoite in 1947, but it is believed that it was not known in the west until about 1978.

Similar beads to Charoite but not as expensive: LEPIDOLITE.

Charoite: Metaphysical Properties

Since Charoite is found in only one part of the world: the Chara River area of Siberia, this part of Russia is known for its forbidding climate and terrain and as a traditional place of exile for political prisoners. There is a deep appropriateness to Charoite's origins, for it deals with an internal exile, that of fear. When we're afraid, we separate ourselves from a full appreciation of life, from the complete expression of our creativity. Most of all, we prevent ourselves from realizing all that we are spiritual beings.

It is a purple stone with black and white patterns. Purple is a sixth-chakra color, and the sixth chakra is where many of our limiting mental programs, including our fears, are stored. The color purple, among its other roles, helps to bring us closer to spirit by showing us that everything, even the thoughts we hold as true, can be dissolved and replaced with more empowering energies.The color black in this stone grounds the purple ray, and enables us to explore the nature of our fears; while white represents the connection to spirit.

It has been said that if we are not completely manifesting our potential as human beings fear is in some way stopping us. Look for those areas in which you feel limited, and you will find a fear which blocks you.Charoite will help to bring these fears to the surface. It helps to make this process easier by also giving you a boost of courage and commitment to dissolve fear patterns. If you choose to meditate with this stone, it's often a good idea to allow time afterwards to contemplate what you've learned. Another way to work with Charoite is to put it beneath your pillow, especially if you are prone to disturbed sleep or fears which surface in dreams. In combination with amethyst, it will help to release these fears

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