The Charoite deposit Sirenevyi Kamen has only been known for less than 40 years, and this is the only location in the world where this material was found. The region in which charoite was discovered is rather difficult to reach. It is located in the Murun Mountains in Yakutia, Russia. Charoite was found and explored by Russian geologists Vera P. Rogova and Yuri G. Rogov at the end of the 1950s, but only in 1978, the name charoite was confirmed by the Commission on New Mineral Species.


Charoite is the stone of transformation. It is the soul stone that overcomes fear. It stimulates inner vision and spiritual insight helping one to change at the spiritual level.


Because of its complicated structure and lots of inclusions, the grade of charoite can vary from the best, jewelry-grade, to the material which almost has no purple color, just within one block. From all material that is mined less than 10% usually appears to be jewelry (AAA) grades, the rest can be divided into AA, A, and B grades.

Charoite AAA grade – material of good purple color, with minimum inclusions. Some parts have a nice “feather” or “parkett” pattern, which looks especially good in cabochons or jewelry. More solid areas with less pattern are good for making beads.Charoite AA grade – material of good purple color, with some inclusions of aegirine, tinaksite, or feldspar. Parts of it are good for making cabs or beads, the rest will make nice spheres or carvings.Charoite A grade – usually this material has more inclusions than AA grade, or its color could be pale purple, purple-to-pink, or purple-to brown. This material is good for a large variety of products such as spheres, pyramids, carvings, tiles, and many others.Charoite B grade – is a mixture of purple, black, yellow, and brown zones. It is the ideal material for inexpensive products such as tumbled stones, small tumbled pendants, and others. Even from the B-grade material, some part is good to make cabochons.