Shungite is a black mineral found in the Shunga region of Karelia, Russia, and is known for its unique properties such as high carbon content, electrical conductivity, and electromagnetic radiation absorption. It is often used for water purification, technology, and jewellery-making due to its health benefits and energy-balancing properties.

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What is Shungite?

Shungite is a black, lustrous mineral that is primarily composed of carbon. It is found in the Shunga region of Karelia, Russia, and is named after the area where it was first discovered. Some will call Shungite crystal or a gemstone, however it is technically a mineral and not a crystal. Shungite is available in a range of forms including as beads, pendants, pyramids, spheres, wands, rough chunks, tumbled stones and many more.

Shungite Health and Healing Properties

Shungite is known for its unique properties, including its high carbon content, its ability to conduct electricity, and its ability to absorb and neutralize electromagnetic radiation.

Although there are no scientifically verifiable health benefits of gemstones like shungite. Many people do believe in the power of gemstones for a range of ailments. Shungite is believed to have healing properties and is often used in alternative medicine. It is thought to have detoxifying and anti-inflammatory effects, and may be used to treat a variety of health conditions. Many new-age crystal healers offer personal massage and healing with shungite. Some may even use shungite to treat conditions like anxiety.

What is Shungite used for?

Shungite is used in a variety of applications, including water purification, technology, and jewellery-making. It is often used in the form of shungite pyramids, which are believed to have energy-balancing properties. Rough stones are used to remove toxins and heavy metals from drinking water.

Where can shungite be found?

Shungite is exclusively mined in the Republic of Karelia in Russia. A sparsely populated region covering 120,000 square kilometres is located 650km north-north-west of Moscow and is home to around 600,000 people. Because of the remote location, the value in the market and the cut to international trade caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine, there are many fake or imitation shungite products beginning to emerge on the market. To ensure that you are getting authentic shungite, ensure you only purchase from a trusted supplier, like Beads N Crystals. In future supply of this stone may dry up entirely.

How to Care for your Shungite

Shungite should be handled carefully to avoid scratching or chipping. To clean shungite, use a soft cloth or brush and warm water. Do not use harsh chemicals or cleaners on shungite.

Where to buy Shungite in Brisbane and Online in Australia

If you’re looking for a unique and fascinating mineral that has been used for centuries for its healing and purifying properties, shungite is a great option. You’ll find Shungite for sale in Brisbane and online at Beads N Crystals. We stock a range of shungite products including beads, tumbled stones and more.

Whether you are interested in using shungite for its health benefits or simply as a decorative element in jewellery or other applications, it is important to choose authentic shungite products and handle them with care.

What can you make with Shungite Beads?

Shungite bracelets are a popular choice for their metaphysical properties and their unique look. Unlike other black and grey gemstones such as onyx and obsidian, Shungite has a more metallic look. It’s not as bright, shiny, heavy or cold as hematite so it wears extremely well on the wrist, ankle or neck. It also has a less feminine appearance than many other gemstones adding to the diverse appeal in men’s jewellery.

If you’d like to make your own Shungite bracelet, it’s as easy as threading some elastic and tying a knot. Simply buy Shungite beads and some Stretch Magic beading elastic in the 0.8mm diameter. That’s all you need to get started! Plus it includes knotting directions on the back of the elastic pack!

A shungite necklace can be made the same way, or threaded instead on hemp or beading wire depending on your personal preferences. Shungite jewellery is extremely appealing for people of all walks of life due to it’s unique look and feel.

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