We just love these Charoite gemstone beads. Beautiful natural Charoite graduated picket beads. These gorgeous wonders have been cut to follow the natural contours on the stone. Gently graduated from 14-44mm on average, these highly polished stones are rich with shades of purple, white, black and green. No two beads, or strands, are exactly alike. These were strung with a glass bead in between to prevent chipping. 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.