Gemstones 101: About Charoite


Another violet gemstone, charoite catches the eye with its striking purple color and swirling patterns that resemble a cloudy sky. It was first discovered in the Murun mountains of Russia in the 1940s, and it was named after the nearby Chara River. In this article, we will explore the history of charoite and its benefits.

Brief History:

It was not widely known outside of Russia until about 3 decades later in the 1970s. Once it became renowned, charoite quickly gained popularity among gemstone collectors and jewelry makers for its unique beauty and rarity.

Believed to have spiritual significance for the people of the Buryatia region of Russia, where it was found, charoite is often used in traditional Buryatian jewelry and is considered a sacred stone. It is believed to have properties that allow spiritual healing and growth.

Benefits of Charoite:

Charoite is claimed to have many benefits that include emotional healing, physical healing, and spiritual healing. Let’s take a look at them.

  1. Emotional Healing: Charoite is said to help promote feelings of calmness, peace, and serenity while also believed to help alleviate feelings of anxiety, fear, and stress. Some people also believe that charoite can help the wearer achieve self-confidence and self-esteem.
  2. Physical Healing: Charoite is said to have physical healing properties, especially when it comes to the nervous system and the immune system. It is said to help alleviate headaches, migraines, and other types of related pain. Subsequently, charoite is believed to help promote healthy skin.
  3. Spiritual Healing: Charoite is often associated with the third eye chakra, which is said to govern intuition, spiritual awareness, and psychic abilities. Practitioners believe that it helps balance the third eye chakra and nurture spiritual growth and understanding. Some believe that charoite goes beyond that and helps create a deeper connection to the divine and to facilitate spiritual transformation.

How to Use Charoite:

Of course the most common attempt at harnessing the benefits of charity is by wearing it as jewelry, either as a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. Having the stone in close proximity to the body and to have direct contact with the skin is ideal.

Another way is to place it in a space you utilize like your living room or office. Having the stone in your space is said to create feelings of calmness and serenity. Some people like to place the stone on their bedside table to help promote restful sleep and alleviate nightmares.

Alternatively, you can carry charoite on your body, either in your pocket or in your purse/wallet to access its benefits as you go about your day.