Shungite FAQ

SHUNGITE FAQ - GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT SHUNGITE


What is shungite?

         Shungite is a Precambrian carbonaceous natural stone of organic origin. It is often called a miracle stone or stone of life and a healing mineral due to its astonishing positive properties. Scientists say that the mineral is approximately 2 billion years old and it starts its existence long before life existed on Earth. Thus, it has been accumulating the energy of the Earth for thousands of years. Up until now there is no one single answer in scientific circles of how this stone appeared.



Where does shungite come from?

         It is found in its raw authentic form only in the Republic of Karelia, the Russian Federation, where the only deposit of it names Zagozhinsky is located.



What makes shungite so special? 

  

   It is all about its unique structure consisting of fullerenes, which is a crystalline modification of carbon. Fullerenes are beleived to be the most powerful antioxidants that shield cells of a our bodies from the affect of free radicals. The spherical molecules of fullerene in  shungite carbon make it highly useful for people using shungite. Elite Shungite is the most rich in fullerenes.





What are the benefits of using shungite?

         In a modern world shungite is widely used in various fields including metallurgical and chemical industries, agriculture, medicine and spirituality, to name but a few. The brightest properties of shungite that made shungite famous all over the world are water purification, physical and spiritual healing, and protection against electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) radiation that is surrounding us in the form of gadgets in the modern days. Besides, shungite can neutralize geopathic stress and tension, activate healing properties of the human body and provide physical and spiritual healing to a person using it. All these properties contribute to the fact that this stone is so popular all over the world.



What is EMF? How does it affect us? How can shungite help? 

         Electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) vulnerability appears to be an extremely pressing issue nowadays and most of people are exposed to the effects of the EMF due to the fact that they surround themselves with gadgets and electronic devices. In the modern world of developed technologies most people are highly exposed to the EMF radiation and shungite has proven to be a powerful remedy in this regard.

         There is several scientific research that prove the fact that shungite is efficient in reducing the negative effect of such devices. In order to ensure comprehensive protection against harmful EMF it is usually recommended to use several shungite items to reduce the exposure to radiation-emitting devices. The more shungite items you have around you, the more multiplying positive properties against EMF shungite grants you and the more protected and less exposed you are to the EMF.



What is geopathic stress? How does it affect us? How can shungite help?

         The exposure of most people to geopathic stress is also a disturbing issue nowadays. Geopathic stress appears to be a result of spending time in the zones where the natural energy of Earth is disturbed by weak electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) stemming from certain mineral concentrations, underground steams, electricity networks, etc. Spending time in geopathic stress zones could lead to such symptoms of geopathic stress as headaches, insomnia, fatigue, weakened immune system that affect our performance, well-being and health. Shungite has proven to be a perfect solution when it comes to coping with geopathic stress and reducing the negative effects of the geopathic zones.


Notice! Shungite Protection sets including Pyramids are the most useful and effective way of EMF and Geopathic Stress protection!

What is spiritual healing? How can shungite be useful?

         Shungite appears to be a powerful mineral when it comes to chakra balancing and neutralizing the negative bio energy that can surround us. Due to its metaphysical properties shungite is known to influence the root chakra or a human body that is usually associated with security, stability, safety and survival. It is widely applied in grounding techniques since it attracts positive energy to your bio field, protects you from harmful influences by neutralizing them and contribute to keeping your body and soul in absolute harmony.



How to cleanse and charge shungite?

         Your shungite stones can be used repeatedly if you regularly clean and recharge the crystals. In order to clean the shungite products wash your shungite pieces under warm running water for two minutes and place shungite on a towel outside in full sunshine for three hours, turning the crystals once. These actions will clean and recharge your shungite pieces and will allow you to go back to original instructions. If you are not happy with the effectiveness of shungite or you think too much electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) radiation or any other kind of harm is influencing you, you may wish to repeat this process weekly or more often

         If you use shungite as a filtering and purifying component to make beneficial shungite water, please also do the following procedure once a month to restore the filtering capacity of the stones surfaces. Use acidic water by mixing one liter of warm water with some acid, for example lemon acid in a proportion of a one spoon of acid for a liter of water to clean the stones. Put the stones in this mixture and keep it like this for several hours or more. It helps to get rid of different premises and dirt on the surface of the stones. With time if you think it doesn’t help any more then it is better to change the stones.



How to check the authenticity of shungite?

         The authenticity of the shungite pieces can be proved with a simple test. One of the brightest features of authentic shungite as a stone is that it is electrically conductive. Thus, you can take a battery, bulb and two wires and make streamline of electricity coming from battery to bulb with one of the wires being connected to battery and another to bulb with a shungite stone between them. If shungite it authentic you will see that the shungite conducts electricity and bulb lightens due to the high carbon content in shungite, which is not usually seen with other stones.



What is shungite water? How to make shungite water?

         Shungite is also widely applied as a natural filtering instrument to clean and mineralize water. It is proven that digesting shungite water provides a positive therapeutic effect and helps to cope with a great number of diseases including skin related problems, chronic respiratory issues, headaches, aches in joints and muscles as well as the problems with the digestive system.

         In order to make shungite water you need to carefully wash shungite stones before using them to get rid of any post-production dust and dirt. The amount of the shungite needed for making shungite water depends on your choice of shungite, both elite and regular shungite are widely applied. The difference between regular shungite and elite or noble shungite is in the proportion of organic carbon in it. Regular shungite contains from 35 to 60 per cent of organic carbon while the percentage of carbon in elite shungite is much higher and totals from 92 to 98 per cent. Due to this reason, elite shungite is more efficient in making energized water since it has a higher energy potential as a stone of highest compound of fullerene carbon.

         To make shungite water infuse 150-200 grams of regular shungite stones or 50-70 grams of elite shungite stones per one liter of water for two or three days and drink it fresh. Shungite starts filtrating eater within first few hours, but the more you will keep shungite in the water, the more effect you will receive. Stones are supposed to be cleaned and charged regularly. With time if you think it does not help any more then it is recommended to change the stones.

         Shungite water is also designed for making shungite baths that are very popular since taking a bath with shungite water benefits your health, well-being, growth and recovery. In order to make a shungite bath infuse 400-500 grams of shungite stones into the bath with the hot water and keep them there about for 15-20 minutes. Then take a healing bath and enjoy the positive changes shungite gives to your physical and spiritual health. It is recommended to have a shungite bath regularly, approximately three times a week.



What is the difference between elite and regular shungite? What are the three types of shungite?                       

         Shungite stones can be divided into three types depending on the content of carbon in it. Type III and type II shungite is usually called regular shungite stone and they contain from 30 to 50 per cent of carbon and from 50 to 90 per cent of carbon respectively. All the shaped products on the market like pyramids, spheres, bracelets, etc. are made of regular shungite since it amounts for the major part of shungite found in Karelia and can be easily shaped and polished.

         Type I shungite is called noble or elite shungite and it contains from 90 to 98 per cent of organic carbon in it. Elite shungite nuggets have shiny silvery surfaces and have a high energetic potential due to the high percentage of carbon. The deposits of elite shungite are extremely scarce and elite shungite amounts for less than one per cent of all shungite found. It is usually digged carefully by individuals in the rocks while types II and III shungite are more available for an industrial digging in the quarries.

         Elite shungite stones appear to be a perfect natural healer and energy stabilizer. Elite shungite nuggets are frequently sold in its original form since they are very fragile. You can have an elite shungite nugget near your working space or a bed while sleeping in order to provide a comprehensive protection against geopathic influence or you can have a small elite shungite nugget in your pocket or a small jewelry item to protect yourself from the electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) radiation effect in your everyday life. Besides, elite shungite has proven to have a powerful energetic field to help you keep your body and soul in harmony and you can use small elite shungite nuggets in order to make an energized shungite water to keep yourself healthy and balanced.


What is the difference between polished and non-polished shungite?

         Both polished and non-polished items are widely applied since they provide the same effects no matter whether you use a polished item or a non-polished one. To put is simply, polished and non-polished items are the same in terms of their efficiency when it comes to protection, but they differ in the way they look like.        

         Polished items have a deep black color, they are shiny and attractive. Non-polished items range from light gray to black and sometimes you can see golden or silver streaks of pyrite or infusions of other minerals. Besides, non-polished items are more frequent to leave black residue due to the high carbon proportion in them.

         The only difference between polished and non-polished items is made when it comes to water filtering and purification processes and energy balancing. Non-polished items tend to have higher filtering capacity and higher energy and power since they had only carving but no polishing in comparison with polished ones, and it is believed that the stones and crystals in their raw form are very powerful. However, it is recommended to use elite shungite nuggets for both water purificationand spiritual healing, and elite shungite is usually used in its raw form without being subject to carving or polishing since it is very fragile.


Shungite that I received has infusions of brown, gray or golden colors. Does it mean that my shungite is fake?

         It is possible that shungite stones can have infusions of other minerals, including golden-colored pyrite. It does not mean that your shungite mineral is fake, it means that in the place where the stone was found there were streaks of other minerals in the same layer.


I have received an elite shungite nugget, but it seems to me that there is rust on the stone. Does it mean that my shungite is fake?

         The rust in your elite shungite nuggets is the result of the crystal corrosion or chemical erosion of the stone which is quite common. Sometimes shungite nuggets become a little rusted if they are being used for water purification, or they come with ferrous infusions that are the source of rust. It is a normal chemical process. If it bothers you, you can get rid of rust by yourself physically using a needle or a toothbrush but keep in mind that even with a little rust the shungite stones are safe for use.



Shungite that I receive leaves black stains on my skin and clothes. Is there a way to clean the stones in order to get rid of residue?

         Authentic regular shungite stones in their raw form are black and sometimes could leave black residue due to the high carbon proportion in them. If this is present with your item. We recommend to wash shungite pieces carefully under the warm water to get rid of the post-production micro dust and powder as well as to cleanse the stones before usage. If this is about a beaded item sometimes the dust could be inside of the wholes, just wash it.  



Do you provide combined shipping?

         We provide combined shipping. The shipping costs are calculating automatically by our system. In certain cases, when you are placing a sufficient order we can make shipping discount. Please contact us in this matter. 



Is there a chance to choose the size of a bracelet / ring / necklace / other pieces of jewelry?

         There are variations made in the listings that can be customized according to your preferences, but if you want something special that is not in variations please contact us.



Is there a chance to replace one of the items in the set?

         There is a possibility to replace one of the items in the set, but it depends on the price of the item you would like to substitute. Please contact us and we will discuss the details. People contact us for designing special shungite sets meeting their demands on a daily basis.



Is there a chance to see the pictures of the stones I would like to order?

         We can send you the pictures of the item before you receive it or even order it. For example, when it comes to unique shapes of elite stone nuggets we can send you the pictures of the stones available so that you can choose one of them for you if they are not provided on the web site.



Can I send my order as a gift? Do you offer a gift-wrapping service?

         We provide a gift-wrapping service, so please contact us to discuss the details. We can write or print out any memo you wish.



How long does it take to process an order?

         Usually our handling time varies from one to three business days, but it can be more due to the national holidays and other exceptional cases which is a very rare instance.


PAYMENT

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What should I do if I have problems with payment?

         We accept PayPal. With the use of PayPal payment option you can pay by Credit Card even if you do not have a PayPal account. You would be fully protected by PayPal buyer protection program. Just choose PayPal Standard or PayPal express payment option and continue to the payment. You will be asked if you want to creat a PayPal account or not. In case you do not see the sign of Credit Card payment instantly after continuing but there is a button create an account, please press it and then continue choosing if you wish or not creat a PayPal account. The process is very easy and secure. PayPal is a leading international secure payment solutions system.  


SHIPPING


How long does the delivery take?

         International shipping usually takes 16-27 business days depending on your location and the situation of our warehouse from which the items are being shipped. Shipping to the USA and Europe is a bit faster and takes approximately 15-20 business days from Russia. Items stocked in the USA can be expected within 4-9 business days (contact us to make sure the items you need to receive urgently are available at our USA warehouse. Delivery to Australian and Asia varies from 20 to 35 business days depending on the speed of work of postal services in every particular case.

         Faster priority delivery with EMS Russian Post is possible. Please contact us directly if this option is needed.


How can I trace my parcel?

         All the parcels have a tracking number for you to see where your package is located. You can track it at the Russian Post web site while it is in Russia (https://www.pochta.ru/en/trackingand at your local national post web site. Some countries do not have an agreement signed with Russian Post for providing free standard parcels tracking thus they do not provide tracking services for economy shipping and tracking is possible only for EMS parcels. This is a rare instance.

 

What should I do if the parcel did not arrive?

         We acknowledge that sometimes a problem with the delivery could happen and the delivery of the parcel could be postponed. Please contact us and we will do our best to help you.



PROBLEMS WITH AN ORDER

What if something is wrong with my order?

         Please contact us within 7 days after you received the parcel. We will not address any issues brought to us after this timeframe. We have very strict policies and double check all orders before they head out so any issues are very rare and we need to determine what happened with your order. We will do our best to help you.



What should I do if I received wrong items?

         Please contact us within 7 days after you received the parcel. We will not address any issues brought to us after this timeframe. It is strongly recommended to attach the pictures with your problem to the messages to accelerate the process of resolving the issues. We will do our best to help you.



What should I do if I received some of the items, but not all of them?

         Please contact us within 7 days after you received the parcel. It is strongly recommended to attach pictures to the messages to accelerate the process of resolving the issues. We will do our best to help you. If the mistake happened we will immediately ship you the missing items or make a partial refund.



What should I do if I received the broken or damaged item?

         Please contact us within 7 days after you received the parcel. We will not address any issues brought to us after this timeframe. It is strongly recommended to attach pictures to the messages to accelerate the process of resolving the issues. We will make a substitution as soon as possible or make a partial refund.



RETURNS / REFUNDS / REPLACEMENTS

What should I do if I would like to receive a replacement?

         Please contact us within 7 days after you received the parcel. We will not address any issues brought to us after this timeframe. We have very strict policies and double check all orders before they head out so any issues are very rare and we need to determine what happened with your order. We will do our best to help you.