Enchanting Shungite

Shungite Meaning and Healing Properties

Shungite is a carbon-rich mineraloid, composed of up to 98% carbon and formed more than 2 billion years ago. Its a fossilized material that formed from sediments that date back to the Precambrian period, 4.6 billion years ago when Earth began to form. Shungite formed from decomposed prokaryotes mixed with mud and silt, transforming into a mineraloid through a process called metamorphism. Prokaryotic cells are single-celled microorganisms known to be the earliest living organisms on earth.


Shungite contains fullerenes which are 3D spherical molecules made of 60 or more carbon atoms. Fullernes are considered to be the most powerful antioxidants or free-radicals absorbants. Shungite is only found in Karelia, Russia and named after the Shunga village. Its broken down into 3 types: regular Shungite (type 3, contains 30-50% carbon and has a dark black color), Petrovsky Shungite (type 2, contains 50-70% carbon and has a gray color), and Elite Shungite (contains more than 90% carbon and has a silvery, metallic gray color). Shungite's carbon content is what makes it incredible for healing, with the higher grades of Shungite containing higher levels carbon are most effective.


Shungite is most famous for its incredible purification properties. In ancient Rome, Shungite was used in aqueduct systems to remove impurities from the water. It was used in the 18th century as pigment for paint. Shungite was also used to purify water in Russia's first spa in Karelia by Peter the Great. It also has been used as paint pigment and in construction as insulating material. 


Shungite is a master healing stone of purification, protection and health. Its protective and detoxifying properties help counteract the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields and radiation from 5G, cell phones, computers, wifi, appliances and other electronic devices. Shungite is a natural antioxidant, antinflammatory, immune booster, pain reliever and allergy suppressant. It helps prevent pre-mature aging and restores cellular metabolism. Energetically, Shungite is an incredible stone for grounding and meditation. It supports the immune, circulatory and digestive systems.


Hardness: 3.5

Color: Black, gray

Structure: Amorphous


Care: Remove before contact sports, weight lifting or activities where it may come into contact with force. As always, it should be stored away from minerals higher on the MOHs scale.

Cleaning: Warm water, mild soap, and soft cloth.

Feng Shui Placement: Shungite is amazing to keep at the front entry for purification and protection. I highly recommend placing Shungite near your electronics.

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Metaphysical properties




♡ Chakra: Root

♡ Element: Earth

♡ Numerology: 4

♡ Zodiac Sign: Cancer, Capricorn, Scorpio


♡ Brings energetic cleansing & purification to the body

♡ Provides protection against EMF (electromagnetic frequency) waves from electronics; improves memory

♡ Releases negative patterns & energy

♡ Reduces anxiety, fatigue, headaches, stress

♡ Supports overall health and purification of the body

Use + Crystal pairings

Shungite is an incredible stone for overall healing and meditation. I consider Shungite to be a stable for any crystal healing practitioner. It can be placed near electronic devices to block their harmful effects and at the front entry to cleanse energy. Shungite is incredibly effective for use in mediation and crystal healing body layouts.


Selenite + Shungite

I love to recommend this combination to anyone who is trying to improve their meditation practice. Selenite and Shungite are incredible cleansers of energy and help your body restore to a state of balance.


Rhodonite + Shungite

This combination is great for heart healing. Shungite and Rhodonite harmonize to transmute and clear energy stuck in the Heart Chakra. Shungite is also supportive during trauma healing by balancing the Root Chakra, grounding and transmuting energy.


Moldavite + Shungite

This is a great pairing for anyone beginning their journey with Moldavite. Shungite is amazing for grounding and will  provide energetic support as your body acclimates to the high vibration of Moldavite.

Affirmation: I release all energy that does not serve my highest good.

New custom Shungite jewelry will be available on this week's Instagram live sales on Thursday, November 9 from 5-8 pm CST and Friday, November 10 from 11 am to 1 pm CST! New arrivals will be released to our website Sunday, November 11 @ 4 pm CST!!

Jamie Inglett

Jamie Inglett is founder and CEO of Enchanting Earth and author of Crystal Creed. Founded in late November 2019, Enchanting Earth has an ever-growing online crystal community of over 200,000 and has sold millions of crystals to enchanted souls across the globe. Jamie is an intuitive healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual teacher. She also has a master’s degree in Business Administration. Jamie retired from her career as a banking executive to pursue her mission of spreading empowerment, love, and healing through crystals.


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