I hand cut this freeform shape matte finish, iridescent, cabochon. Measurements are shown in the listing title. I made it from a small cache of genuine purpurite from Namibia that I was able to get my hands on at Tucson trade shows in February 2015! I sorted through several flats and picked out all the "quality" specimens. I only saw the one dealer with this material and I'm glad I got some! I haven't seen any of this rough the last two years.
Here's what wikipedia says about purpurite, '
"Purpurite is a mineral, basically manganese phosphate, MnPO4 although with varying amounts of iron depending upon the source of the mineral. It is a striking pink purple color as might be expected of a manganese-containing mineral. Purpurite forms a series with the iron bearing endmember heterosite, FePO4." Here's some metaphysical information I found online, "Purpurite is a purple stone that encourages you to feel free to speak out... and to have confidence in your abilities to verbalize your thoughts clearly... and with total lack of obstruction. If you have been aware of any self-destructive situations, that may be limiting your personal growth, this stone helps to clear these problems. This stone has strong metaphysical properties, and is an excellent stone to help with stress. It embodies within it the violet flame energy, which is highly spiritual in nature. This energy also has powerful healing abilities, and offers strong psychic protection."