This listing is for the exact Charoite bead as seen in the photos. It measures 1 2/8” long, 3/8” wide at base, and weighs 5 grams. Comes with adjustable 24" black cord. Ready to wear or take apart for your own creation. Charoite is made of magic swirls with colors ranging translucent lavender to purple. This river rock was reportedly discovered in the 1940s but it was not known to the world outside of Russia until 1978. Charoite comes from only one place in the world in Yakutia, Russia, on the banks and in the Chara River. It is named after it's river host. This gem forms from limestone which is subject to tremendous heat and pressure beneath the earth. Charoite is a powerful stone of transformation. It is said to aid in coping with enormous change on an energetic level. Connect to you higher self....teaching the gifts of the present moment. Accept yourself and others just as they are and release your deepest fears in the presence of supportive Charoite. It is also said to aid in overcoming compulsions and obsessive tendencies. Journey into your crown chakra and receive the unique gifts this stone has to share with you.