Physical Properties

CategoryCarbon mineral
Formula30% - 98% Carbon
Zodiac Sign-


Shungite is a rare form of carbon which is anthracite gray to deep black. The reason that this form of carbon is so rare is because of its molecular structure. One shungite molecule contains about 60 to 70 carbon atoms that together form a truncated icosahedron.
These forms of molecules rarely occur in nature. It’s only recently known that this is even possible.

This natural material can only be found in one place on earth. That is in the Zazhoginskoye settlement in the Shunga region. Hence the name of this stone. The Shunga region is in Karelia, Russia.

Shungite is found among rocks from the Precambrian. Which ended about 542 million years ago. It is the oldest geological era of the Earth!
It’s still not clear how old shungite actually is. But the expectation is, that it’s about 600 million years old. That really is something!

These Precambrian rocks consisted of some of the Earth’s earliest oil deposits. Especially near volcanoes and where fresh water meets the sea. On those spots were also a lot of algae. They contributed to deposits of oil shale and crude oil. Later on those deposits came under a lot of pressure and heat. Creating Shungite in its almost pure form of carbon.

Spiritual Properties

Because of its molecular structure, it has many healing properties. Especially physically.
Its healing properties are well known by the people of Russia. It has long been used a water purifier.
Even Peter the Great knew about this. He opened in the 17th century the first spa in Karelia. He called it the Martial Waters. People could bathe in spring water purified by Shungite, healing most of his soldiers.

Shungite has very good absorbent abilities. Both energetically and physically. Not only that, it also has very good disinfectant and detoxifying capabilities. It sucks up all the energies that do not belong in your Aura and Chakra’s.

Shungite protects you against negative energies, electrosmog and EMF (Electro Magnetic Fields).
It also works soothing and grounding, especially after a shock or trauma. This means that Shungite also lowers stress, anxiety, and depression.

Care Instructions

  • Try to avoid water contact. Do not wear jewelry during the dishes, shower or swimming.
  • Avoid contact with cleaning products. Cleaning products can contain corrosive chemicals which can harm your jewelry.
  • Avoid contact with perfums, lotions, make up or any other products in this family.
  • Take care when dressing and undressing. Put jewelry on last, or take it off first.
  • Do not lift heavy objects while wearing your ring, it might damage your ring.

Energetic Care

Gemstones need to be cleaned and purified often since they absorb negative energies from the surroundings and the user(s).
Not all gemstones can be cleaned the same way, since some stones can get physically damaged if you use the wrong method.

You can clean Shungite by placing it in Sunlight, Moonlight or by placing it in a bowl of uncooked rice.
Other methods you can use are using the Tibetan singing bowl, placing it in a Geode, placing it near Selenite or Smudge it with Sage or Palo Santo Wood (Holy Wood).

Used for

We use Shungite as an inlay for Rings.

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