Shungite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Shungite Last updated : March 28, 2020 10:10 AM

As per the studies, Shungite is almost 2 billion years old. It is a very powerful and rare to find stone, and the healing properties that it holds have labelled it as a miraculous stone.

Shungite is a stone that is considered to have a very strong connection with the earth and hence are also regarded as grounded. Shungite Silver jewelry is very much similar in appearance to that of coal, and it was mined way back in Russia. It has become extremely popular in the west in the present times due to its curative and remedial properties. Shungite is sometimes also termed as the “Stone of Life”.

Shungite is considered an admirable resource of safety from destructive electromagnetic radiation from microwave ovens, computers, TV, mobile phones, etc.

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Where is Shungite found?

Shungite was basically found in Russia. The major deposit of Shungite is in the Lake Onega of Karelia, near Shun'ga along with another occurrence at Vozhmozero. Other places, where Shungite has been found, are India, Austria, Kazakhstan and Congo.

Healing Properties

Shungite possesses benefits, like:

  • Physical Healer

Shungite is considered as a curative remedy to cancerous cells and averts them from increasing. It is also a helpful remedy in slowing down the HIV virus. The natural black stone Shungite is a factual phenomenon. It is a treatment of many infirmities and saviour of lives.

Shungite has antihistaminic and anti-inflammatory effects. It has also been used as a purifying element of water and a disinfectant.

Healers also make use of Shungite to ease a number of physical illnesses such as allergies, blood pressure, liver disease, rheumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, kidney troubles, tonsils, heart difficulty, arthritis, skin diseases, and skin and hair rejuvenation.

  • Emotional Healer

           Shungite is very realistic and pragmatic stone and fills the wearer with the same kind of energy as well. It is a stone filled with possibilities and potentialities as it can drive one along his path, keeping one determined, grounded and centred all the time. Being a stone of protection, Shungite provides the wearer the quality of being strong and determined in life without getting influenced by negative energies and thoughts.

  • Spiritual Healer

Shungite is a relaxing stone that is considered great in averting negative energies thereby helping in a peaceful mediation. Shungite contain high mystical energies with which it cleans the wearer’s aura and helps him to involve himself deep-down in spirituality.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

Shungite is helpful in opening and stimulating not only the Base Chakra, but also the Earth Chakra. Being a grounding stone, Shungite helps keeps the base chakra in harmony with the earth. The base chakra is also known as the root chakra and gives the sense of security, steadiness and a feeling of an unprejudiced existence. 

Shungite Facts

Some facts about Shungite

  • Scientists have declared Shungite as a miraculous stone.
  • Keep Shungite stone in water to purify and cleanse it, and it also has an antihistaminic property.
  • Shungite is such a significant stone that it is believed that someday it will be more worthwhile and valuable than gold.
  • The elixir of Shungite is beneficial in curing burns, cuts, and wounds.
  • Since the 18th century, Shungite is also used for paint purposes.

Metaphysical Properties

Shungite is a black, glossy, non-crystalline unique combination of carbon and silicate minerals comprising of more than 98 percent of carbon in weight. The term Shungite came into existence in 1879 to describe a stone that is more in its carbon contents. The rocks that bear Shungite are classified purely on the basis of how much carbon contents they have.  There are quite a few varieties, which depend on the carbon deposits in Shungite, like Shungite-1 has 98-100 weight percent of carbon, Shungite-2, -3, -4 and -5 have 35-80 percent, 20-35 percent, 10-20 percent and less than 10 percent of amount of carbon, respectively.

If classified and described further, Shungite can also be divided on the basis of their radiance and lustre that can range from bright to semi-bright to semi-dull to dull. The hardness of Shungite on Moh’s scale is 4.

Shungite at a Glance

Cleavage None
Other Names NA
Crystal Habit NA
Streak black
Refractive Index NA
Diaphaneity Opaque
Moh's scale (hardness) 4
Sources Russia, India, Austria, Kazakhstan and Congo.
Chemical formula C
Lustre Vitreous
Color Black
Chakra Healing Root or base chakra

Shungite Color

Shungite occurs in black color that makes its appealing at a glance.

Shungite Colors

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Reply on 28/5/15
Stunning gemstone with multi loaded benefits.. really impressed after wearing Shungite!!..Thank you jewelexi for the apt info..
Reply on 3/10/15
Beautiful stone!!
Reply on 5/7/19
I really love your stuff!!
Reply on 3/9/19
Very very different shiny beautiful stone jewelry...I just love to wear this
Reply on 22/10/19
This stone looks fabulous, its color, design, shine and everything looks pretty.
Reply on 10/12/19
So pretty stone jewelry, it really gives an adorable look to me. Thanks, gemexi..!!
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