Considered to be rather rare because it only comes from one location, open pit mining is only done a few months out of every year, often producing huge quarry sized stones. However as this is a "new kid on the block," when looking to purchase charoite, you should be aware of some sellers' classifications. Charoite with a lot of chatoyancy, few inclusions, nice feather-like structure and good deep color is considered to be the best quality; while material with inclusions of black, peach, and or orange is not considered to be pure and should be more affordable. As a designer, I prefer the inclusions!
A charoite and amethyst pendant made in sterling silver by Dale Cougar Armstrong, titled: "Balance."