This raw Shungite bowl is carved into a elephant with ornate and beautiful detail. This could be used as a little trinket or jewelry box. It would make a great personal gift to give for any occasion.
Shungite is a rare black stone that is 99% made of Carbon. Its mainly found in Shunga, a village in Karelia, Russia. This stone has an extremely unique composition. It contains fullerenes, or 3 dimensional spherical molecules made of 60 carbon atoms. These molecules are hollow and are sometimes called buckyballs.
The origin of Shungite is a true mystery. Typically things made of Carbon come from decayed organic substances, such as old forests. But this stone is thought to be atleast 2 billion years old. This is before orgainc life existed on this planet.
Measurements are approximately: This bowl is 4 inches long, 3 inches wide, & 2 inches tall.