|Because of its luster, the shungite pendent is reflecting the brown shirt. The stone is actually black.|
Shungite is a hard form of carbon. Dark black in color, it is a mineraloid that is often lustrous and quite attractive as jewelry as shown in the photo above. Besides its appearance, there is much speculation that shungite possesses interesting health properties. However, there are not enough scientific studies to back most of these claims up.
Possible Health Benefits of Shungite
According to Wikipedia, Shungite has been used as a folk medical treatment since the early 18th century. Peter the Great built Russia's first spa in Karelia to use the water purifying properties shungite was believed to possess, and which he had experienced himself.
More research has indicated that while shungite does have good absorption properties towards heavy metals and some organic compounds, and it also has anti-bacterial properties, shungite also releases various chemical elements including heavy metals like nickel, copper, lead, cadmium, zinc, chromium and arsenic into the water.
Other health claims about shungite include the theory it may work as EMF protection. In fact, shungite pyramids are sold to place near appliances and cell phone that emit EMF radiation.There exists an old
It is also interesting to note that shungite contains small amount of fullerenes, which are closed or partially closed mesh shapes of various sizes. Many people believe it is the fullerenes which give shungite some of the unique properties that some believe it has.
Whatever the truth about the possible health benefits of shungite, it makes a pretty pendent that will go nicely with black pearls.
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