Named for the Chara River in eastern Siberia, Russia. Charoite is believed to have been discovered in the 1940's but wasn't publicly known until 1978. To date it only comes from this one region of the world allowing the control of this mineral to be subjected to the Russian government.
In Russia the word for magic is chary which speakes to the stones many virtues. This stone has a unique symbiosis with the Crown and Heart Chakra. It's believed to promote confidence, wholesome sleep, relieve headaches, grow inner peace and love as well as adaption to and during strenuous situations.