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Get to Know the Selenite Crystal

Satin Spar Selenite Moon Bowl for Crystals

What does Selenite look like?

Selenite is a milky white or colorless crystal with a pearly sheen and beautiful striations. This crystal is not entirely transparent but can be close to being so; the transparency may look foggy or milky. Selenite is a 2 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it one of the softest minerals and can be scratched with your fingernail. This crystal is often sold in its raw tubular form of sticks and towers.

There is some super clear selenite from locations like Mexico and Greece, but for the most part, selenite is a start white color.  There is also Orange Selenite that comes out of Morocco (where the bulk of the white is from too) that polishes up similarly to the white.

Raw Selenite Crystal Tower Point

There is also a unique selenite stone, that has been nicknamed 'TV Stone' (although the TRUE 'TV Stone' is Ulexite), that allows you to read through the selenite in a fun and unique way.

What are the healing properties of Selenite?

The Selenite crystal is thought to instill peaceful feelings, have calming effects, provide better judgment as well as clear insight. Selenite is said to help purify the energy in a space. The crystal is often used in mediation as well as Feng Shui. To use it in Feng Shui, you place it near your bed to help provide a good night’s rest.

Orange Selenite Heart Bowl and White Selenite Bowl

The name Selenite comes from the Greek word for moon and means “moon glow”; the crystal was named after the moon’s glow because of its pearly white appearance.   Interestingly, it is one of the few crystals that does not need to be cleansed, and can actually cleanse other crystals, similar to how the moon cleanses crystals.  This is why you will often find selenite cleansing plates in a variety of shapes and sizes on the market to use to cleanse crystals and crystal jewelry.

More about Selenite

Selenite is a mineral that is a crystallized form of gypsum and is often incorrectly referred to as being the same crystal because of their identical chemical compounds but different crystalline structure. Selenite is formed in an interesting way. When saltwater accumulates in the same spot and evaporates repeatedly over millions of years, salt is left behind building selenite formations. Because selenite is mainly salt, it is water-soluble and you should avoid leaving it in water or it may dissolve.

Selenite TV Stone on Book

Chakra: Crown

Localities: Greece, Poland, Argentina, Morocco, Mexico, Russia, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and the United States

Birthstone: Selenite is not a birthstone but is often associated with Cancers.



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