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Charoite Teardrop Silver Pendant

Charoite Teardrop Silver Pendant

  • £12900

An unusual gemstone in shades of purple , hand set in hammered and oxidised silver , with a small cultured pearl on one side.  The bale is fashioned into an elegant swirl , visible from the side of the piece. The pendant includes an 18 inch silver chain. 

Charoite is formed by the process of Contact Metamorphism , where pre existing limestone and marble rocks are altered by intense heat and pressure. Charoite is a complex silicate mineral which has a vibrant purple colour and is found almost exclusively around the Chara River in Siberia, from which it gets its name. It is a recently discovered gemstone, first located in 1978.

Thought to increase inner strength ,  provide energy and improve self esteem 

Pendant weight : 27,8 grams   Stone size: 3.5cm  x  2.5cm

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