A Pendant Locket with a Charoite

Charoite was unknown when I started in the trade in 1971. It was only discovered in 1978, and in the last few years it has become available from stone dealers – at reasonable prices, so presumably they have found fairly big deposits. It’s usually more purple than this one, which has wonderful bands of green, yielding a fantastical landscape over which flies a ragged crow, or perhaps a dragon.

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