Turino - Charoite & Sterling Silver Ring

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This lush Charoite cab is set in Sterling Silver and ready for your size 6.5 finger.

Charoite was named after Yakutia's Chary River, the location in which it was first discovered, circa 1940. Despite its actual discovery first being made sometime during the 1940s, it's considered a relatively new gemstone, as it was not introduced on a commercial level until 1978. To this day, the Murun complex in the Sakha Republic, Siberia, has been the sole source of charoite gemstones.

Charoite forms from deposits of limestone transformed through heat, pressure and the infusion of unique chemicals (alkali-rich nephline syenite intrusions). This process is known as 'contact metamorphism' and it's considered to be a common geological phenomenon. Considering that the process of formation is quite common, the reason why charoite occurrences are rare and limited only to the small region from which they are mined has never been fully understood.
Reference: https://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/charoite/charoite-info.php