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Selenite is an alternate name for the mineral gypsum. The word Selenite comes from the Greek “selenites”, meaning “moon stone” or “moon rock”. Selenite is a natural insulator and will appear much warmer to the touch than other crystals. It is a very soft stone, and may come in several different crystal formations. Included are selenites called desert roses, these are flower resembling selenites that have tiny blade-like crystals, sometimes coming in browns, greens, beige, grey, or white. Fibrous selenite, also called satin spar, has a chatoyant flash to it, it may be found in crystal formations several meters long. This satin spar selenite is sometimes made into unusual decorator pieces. Clear selenite crystals may occur in smaller sizes.
Selenite is used to make drywall, concrete, and plaster of Paris and also in the production of tofu as well as the production of mead and home brew. It is also used as an ingredient in Chinese medicine and more recently in foot creams, shampoos, and other hair products.
Selenite is said to be the "Stone of Mental Clarity;" it is thought to be a bringer of light. It is long thought that selenite helps in procuring long-lasting relationships, ensuring fidelity and furthering commitments. It may help reconcile differences by going to the root of any issue. It is also said to be a pain reliever, and a calming stone.
This item requires special care - exposure to water and chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you clean the item, simply use a dry cloth, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals. Not suitable for use with water or essential oils.
*Please note that the item you receive may have slight variations from the one photographed. Selenite is a soft stone, therefore there will be natural imperfections. The last image is an example of slight variations.
**Amethyst tumbles not included. These are available for purchase here.