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Shungite Bear Carving

Shungite Bear Carving

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This adorable bear, happily clutching his fish, is carved from Shungite and stands about 4" tall.

Each are similar, and you can trust us to intuitively choose the perfect bear for you!

As Shungite is a carbon-based mineral, you may notice a slight bit of black residue that comes off on your hands. This residue has been shown to be completely safe and will wash off easily with water.

History | Science

Shungite is a deep black mineraloid named for a deposit found in Shunga Village, Russia in 1879. The term "shungite" was originally used to describe a mineraloid with more than 98% carbon, but it is now used to describe a shungite-bearing rock. Shungite is still primarily found in Russia, but it has also been found in Austria, India, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kazakhstan. Although its makeup is still being studied, one particualrly detailed scientific study describes Shungite as a fossilised organic material formed from sediments that date back to the Precambrian period.
Though shungite was first described in the late 1800s, Shungite has been used as a folk medical treatment since ancient times due to its apparent abilities as an antimicrobial and water purifier. After Czar Alexander the Great was told by residents around Shunga Village to bathe in water from an outcropping of shungite, he felt so refreshed that he commissioned Russia's first spa to take advantage of Shungite's water purification qualities. In modern times, WebMD places Shungite stones in the "complementary therapy" category, mentioning studies where Shungite seemed to lower inflammation in radiation-exposed mice as well as its long-known antimicrobial uses.

Metaphysical Properties

As a stone with such a long history of use in folk medicine and the subject of far more modern scientific studies, it's unsurprising that Shungite is hailed as an incredibly powerful stone of purification, grounding, and protection.
Shungite is also technically a fossil, a carbon mineral created by metamorphosed fossil fuels. So with that, it carries the wisdom and memory of organic material from the Precambrian period, early in the Earth's history.
Shungite undoubtedly has an ancient energy and is especially helpful for those in need of Root Chakra grounding. It is a great stone to keep near you, especially if you deal with a lot of negativity in the home or workplace.



Although we always strive to provide clear, accurate images of our crystals and other products, we photograph under professional lighting, which is meant to mimic sunlight. If you get your crystal and think it looks a little different under low or artificial light, try checking it out again in sunlight!

Our crystals are one-of-a-kind art, created by nature.

No two pieces are the same, and there is no such thing as "perfection" in nature.

When it comes to our hand-carved items, remember that artists work with and around imperfections, druzy pockets, and other natural variations to bring each carving out of a piece of natural stone.

We consider these imperfections to be one of the most wonderful parts of crystal collecting, and we invite you to embrace each carving's uniqueness!

We will always try to portray each piece honestly, so be sure to look closely at our images and videos to ensure you know what to expect.

Metaphysical Information

Metaphysical information mentioned anywhere by The Triceratory should not be considered medical advice and is not meant to be used in place of needed medical treatment.

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