Shungite is a crystalline mineraloid that has a biogenic origin--a product formed from the decomposition of biological organisms, hence its 98% carbon. This mineraloid began developing almost 2 billion years ago when shallow, brackish lagoons around volcanoes with algae and rich sediment were heated and pressurized becoming almost pure carbon. Shungite was first discovered near the village of Shunga in Karelia, Russia, which is the origin of the mineraloid's name.
Shungite has been used to purify waters since the first Russian spa in the early 18th century organized by Peter the Great. Modern testing has proved the disinfecting properties of shungite. It has also been used as pigment for paint since the early 18th century and the current paint name is usually "carbon black."
Metaphysical Meaning and Healing Properties: Shungite is a powerful purifying stone that can be reused over and over. It realigns all the chakras and prepares the body for higher energy activation, cleansing and balancing. With shungite, one will find a release of negative feelings like self-harming habits, guilt and fear. It supposedly protects against electromagnetic radiation that one is exposed to daily--from cell phones, TVs, computers and beyond. It detoxifies and supports the immune system. Shungite also can dispel disease and purify the body.
*Price/size/weight reflects one stone. Size and weight vary. May not receive what is shown in picture.
Size: ~ .5 - 1 inch
Weight: < 1 oz.
* Stones should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment--Please consult a licensed healthcare specialist. The information within is for entertainment only and is not warranted or claiming to be accurate, reliable, or complete.