Now here is a little known gemstone that was only discovered in the 1940's but wasn't known to the mineral world until 1978! It's unique swirling violet colour has often been thought to be synthetic but it is completely natural. Introducing the beautiful Charoite!
Charoite was first discovered in Yakutia in Siberia, Russia and named after the Charo River. In it's rough form, it's not particularly attractive which s why it probably was discovered until more recently! Once cut and polished, it's beautiful.
Ranging in colour from lilac to violet and purple with patterns that can range from streaks and swirls to feathering and mottling.
So if you're looking for a rare and unusual gemstone, charoite may be the one!