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Desert Roses

Desert Roses

Regular price $5.00
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This listing is for 1 raw Desert Rose, which will be intuitively selected. As these are natural raw stone, they may differ in size and appearance from those pictured.

Locality : Morroco 

Size approx : 1" (9g-18g)

  • Composition: Calcium, sulfur, and oxygen [CaSO4·2H2O]
   Selenite Desert Roses are a variety of gypsum mineral that forms clusters of bladed crystals in the shape of a rose. These crystals are typically colorless or white, but may also be tinged with other colors due to the presence of impurities. Selenite is a soft and fragile mineral that is easily scratched and broken, but its beautiful crystal structure and unique formation make it a popular choice for collectors.

   Selenite Desert Roses are named after the rose-like shape that the clusters of bladed crystals form. They are a popular choice for spiritual practices due to their association with purity, clarity, and spiritual enlightenment. Selenite Desert Roses are typically found in desert regions, where the dry climate and wind help to form the distinctive rose-like shape. 

   Selenite has been used for a variety of purposes throughout history, including for decorative purposes and as a building material. In ancient times, it was also believed to have medicinal properties and was used to treat a variety of ailments. Today, Selenite Desert Roses are popular among collectors and those who practice spiritual and healing practices. In addition to their beauty, they are valued for their association with cleansing or purifying.

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