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  • Selenite

    Type/Color: Natural stone, natural colors

    Cut: Smooth round. Available in sizes 6mm to 12mm.

    Hardness: 2

    Composition/Origins: Crystalized form of gypsum. Tends to be transparent with fine white ribbing (satin spar) or coarser ribbing/petals (desert rose). Selenite is softer than many gemstones; hence store in soft  cloth and treat with care to prevent scratching. It is also water-soluble, so please avoid rinsing or cleaning your selenite beads in water or cleaners. Selenite is found in the Austria, England, France, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Poland, Russia, and United States.

    Colors/Pattern: pearly to creamy white to transparent color with fine ribbing. Selenite crystals can be found as small to large wands, glassy near-transparent sheets, Selenite is a beautiful translucent to pearly-white crystal with streaks of white or cream. It is a popular gemstone for jewelry and to guide meditation. Some selenite crystals form into long thin sheets similar or mica such as those used as windowpanes in the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome. Explore our Selenite beads for your jewelry
    designs. Consider them in combination with labradorite, amber, obsidian,
    blue sardonyx, or jade.

    Stone Symbolism: Selenite is associated with insight, spirituality, clarity of thought, and is considered a protective stone. These crystals and stones are frequently used in metaphysical and crown and third eye chakra work.