Charoite Box, Stone Source: (Sakha Republic, Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia. Artist: Konstantin Libman | Heritage Auctions.
The rare silicate mineral Charoite is the "raw material" for the lid which is the focal point of this unique artisanal box. The characteristic swirling patterns of the predominantly purple mineral intermixed with black and white accents is superbly attractive. This box has a natural, but odd, spot of gold color on top, and the rest of this box is composed of Diabase (Dolerite). This is a bold presentation of the silicate.https://fineart.ha.com/itm/lapidary-art/boxes/charoite-box-stone-source-sakha-republic-saha-republic-yakutia-eastern-siberian-region-russia-artist-konstantin-libman-2/a/211626-80017.s?ic16=ViewItem-BrowseTabs-Auction-Archive-ThisAuction-120115