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A crystallised form of gypsum, selenite is usually transparent or white. Nonetheless, it can come in several fairly soft colours, namely pink, yellow or orange. Selene in ancient Greek means “moon”. It owes its name to the Greek goddess of goodness, benevolence and purity, Selene. According to legend through the centuries, the stone does not tolerate water and gets damaged when in contact with it.
Lunar reflections can be seen in this very fragile stone that must be handled with great care. This sedimentary rock is widespread all over the world. Its deposits are mainly found in Morocco, Italy, Mexico and Canada. This stone was used for building the fortifications of the city of Bologna, Italy.
Extracted close to a gypsum vein, selenite has the quality of a gemstone. It has been used to make both decorative and useful objects. Do not hesitate to contact the Minerals Kingdom team for advice if you are interested in acquiring this stone.