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Amy Kahn Russell Hand-Carved Charoite, Amethyst, Garnet Sterling Pin, Pendant

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This gorgeous hand-carved pin/pendant by Amy Kahn Russell features a medley of purple-blue patterned tones with a flower leaf design- a large charoite* leaf, an amethyst flower, and a garnet cabochon all bezel set in sterling silver. Richly patterned with natural inclusions. Unusual and striking and goes with everything all year round. 3-1/8" x 1-7/8"

*Originally discovered in Russia in the 1940s, charoite was not described until the late 1970s, when its beauty was finally recognized. Sources disagree whether this striking purple rock was named for the region's Chara River or for the Russian word chary (meaning "charms" or "magic"). While new to the commercial market, charoite had been used locally for healing and ceremonial purposes. Mongols created ornamental objects using the richly purple stone, and commonly boiled a stone into their tea water. They believed doing so would strengthen family ties.  Sometimes called a "stone of transformation," charoite is thought to aid the transformation of negative emotions into positive ones. It is believed to encourage inner strength, assertiveness, creativity and self-esteem.  Charoite is opaque when first uncovered. After cutting and polishing, charoite has mixed translucency and patterns in lush purples. Some specimens display chatoyancy.  It is only available in Russia.

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