Used as a water purifier and disinfectant in Russia since the 1770s, Shungite is an unusual form of carbon containing naturally occurring fullerenes (naturally occurring C60) and is believed to act as an antibacterial agent. Found on the shores of Lake Onega near the small settlement called Shun'ga (hence the name), Peter the Great made all soldiers in his army carry a piece of it during military campaigns to purify water and use on their wounds.
A 2003 study revealed that shielding with shungite decreased the severity of damage produced by high-frequency electromagnetic radiation in rats.
Inspired by the clean lines of traditional Finnish sculpture, two stacked pyramids amplify the stone’s energy. This sterling silver necklace fits any occasion.
60mm sterling silver pendant on a 30" sterling silver ball chain.
Presented in a monogrammed Saraswati recycled cotton gift box.