Elite Shungite Ring Earrings Russia Karelia


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This is the set of black elite shungite ring and earrings. Metal – silver plated. American ring size 7 1/4. Cabochons dimensions: 0.6 x 0.4 x 0.2″; 0.7 x 0.4 x 0.2″ (1.5 x 1.1 x 0.5cm; 1.8 x 1 x 0.5cm). Total weight – 0.5oz (13 grams). Origin: Russia, Karelia.

Some information about shungite:

Shungite is a Precambrian carbonaceous rock of organic origin, which found only in Russia, Karelia, Lake Onega area. Its name comes from the small village of Shunga where it was first discovered. Scientists estimate the age of shungite to be almost 2 billion years.

There are two basic types of shungite. Typical shungite, which comes from Zazhoginskaya mine in Karelia, contains about 30% of carbon, 57% of silicates and 13% of other minerals like aluminium, iron, manganese oxides and some others. This material has black color, matt surface, sometimes with visible inclusions of other minerals.

The other type called elite shungite, which contains up to 94% of carbon. It has black color and metallic lustre. It comes in small quantities from Shunga village, it is a rare type of shungite and much more expensive.

Additional information

Weight 13 g