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Shungite

Shungite

ShungiteBannerShungite is hailed as containing a healing power incomparable to any other. Shungite purifies, protects, balances, induces recovery and promotes growth in living organisms. Shungite is considered an excellent source of protection from harmful electromagnetic radiation from computers, microwave ovens, TV sets, mobile phones, etc.

Shungite is  estimated by scientists  to be 2 billion years old. Its found in very ancient layers of the Earth’s crust, formed before life forms existed on Earth.

It is originally found at Lake Onega in the Shunga region of Karelia, North West of Russia. 

Shungite Grades and appearance There are there grades of Shungite, the elite, black and a mix. The elite has a very grade amount of pure carbon around 98%, and its appearance is shiny, and very fine, compressed into layers, these layers can be flaky and appear like a thin silver-grey film. The black shungite is more like a dark grey, very dusty and more rock like which feels lighter than it appears. The mixed version is based around the black variety, and includes veins, or dots of the silver variety. This is the version that much of the Jewellery and polished items are made from. It’s a more stable material than the Nobel form, easier to work, and more durable. If you like carefully at many of the items here and elsewhere you can see the finer noble inclusions. Some pendants are fully Nobel Shungite, there are usually encased with a silver surround moun.