These A+ grade Charoite Beads are shaped in a cylindrical fashion. These are 24 x 12mm give of take a smidge. Semi-precious Charoite is an unusual mineral of rare occurrence that is only found in the Chara River area of Siberia. It has shades of violet and deep purple with veins of black, gray, and white. It is said that putting Charoite gem stones under your pillow at night will chase away the fears that appear in your dreams.