Charoite; The meaning of this stone relates to where it comes from, as it is named after the location where it is found, near the Chara River in Russia. Russian Charoite is very beautiful, the patterning is caused by inclusions of other minerals, such as white Calcite for example, and will vary from stone to stone. Many of the natural crystals are mainly purple but it is known to have swirling patterning of black, brown, white and lilac within the stone.
Rhodochrosite; Its colour is in shades of pink-red and sometimes even orange- pink, with inclusions of various colours, including white, brown, yellow and orange. This may depend on where it comes from but most stones are predominantly pink. Rhodochrosite for lapidary and mineral specimen use is only found in a few locations worldwide. These include Argentina, South Africa, Peru, Montana, Colorado, Russia, Romania, Spain, China, Gabon, Mexico, and Japan. With its pink/red colour influence its a natural birthstone of those born in mid-autumn (October 22 – November 20) and bring you energy, courage, passion, and love. Rhodochrosite is a zodiac stone for those born under the sign Scorpio.