Charoite beads are light brown, lilac or purple in color and have a glass to pearl luster and a white stripe color (that is the color of the mineral powder left behind when porcelain is scratched with it. This is done for identification). With Charoite beads, identification of the stone type with aids is completely unnecessary because the patterns and colors in Charoite beads are so unique that this stone is immediately recognizable. While deceptively similar to gemstone, Charoite is a mineral with a complex chemical formula.
The main components of Charoite and thus Charoite beads are phosphorus, calcium and sodium. The story goes that Charoiet was only discovered in 1940, but it was in 1978 that it also received a clear description and thus fame. This makes Charoite one of the most recent gemstone discoveries. In addition, it is also a geological anomaly because it is only found in one place in the world! The river Chara runs through the Murun massif in Russia and voilà; the explanation of the name and therefore also the location! Sometimes it is also called Tsaroite, a reference to the Russian Tsars.
The effect of Charoite beads
What is said about the functioning of this type of stone.
Charoite helps to overcome resistance and obstacles and helps to cope well with change. The stone stimulates decisiveness, determination, spontaneity and unconditional love and reduces stress and worry. It helps to break free from the negative influences of others. It reduces feelings of homesickness, fear of being left alone and insecurity. Physically, the stone relieves cramps and has a calming effect. Charoite has a positive effect on blood pressure and the heart, liver, pancreas, autism and sleeping problems. The stone stimulates the metabolism.
The hardness of Charoite is 5-6, the density 2.5.
Charoite beads belong to the zodiac sign Virgo, Scorpio and Sagittarius.