This is a Chrystanehtemum stone that has been polished into a smooth, rounded shape for holding. Little white 'flowers' are present all along the surface of the stone. Chrysanthemum stones are natural occurrences and are actually a variety of Celestite. They formed at the bottom of the sea. You will receive the exact Chrysanthemum stone shown. These make beautiful, unique gifts.
You will receive the exact stone shown Size is about 2in x 1.7in MUM-0018
What is a Chrysanthemum stone?
Chrysanthemum stones are black stones with what appears to be a white flower blooming on its surface. These wonders occur naturally thanks to Celestite crystals. Celestite forms crystals in a star-like pattern. This structure is why it appears as if a flower has grown on a stone. Along with Celestite, Chrysanthemum stones contain many trace elements including gold, silver, bismuth, selenium, and strontium.
The black part of the stone is Limestone which is normally a light color, but organic carbon makes the Limestone in Chrysanthemums black. The Black part of the stone is also further darkened with a protective coating.
Chrysanthemum stones formed at the bottom of ancient oceans, 270 million years ago. At the ocean floor, the pressure is immense. This caused the Celestite crystals to grow outward, pressed into the carbon-rich seabed.