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Shungite wearing made me doubt: was it painted?

Wearing shungite raised the question of whether it was dyed

In some cases, when shungite wearing, buyers think that they bought not real shungite. Or they believe that their shungite was painted with shiny paint and it is also covered in shungite scratches. For example, one person wrote a review to our colleagues in a store.

Bought it a month ago, appears to be painted as others have mentioned. Paint is chipping off, don’t think this is really shungite. It looks cool though, except for the paint coming off.

pendant of shungite painted or not  when wearing shungite.

We noticed that, as a rule, this happens with shungite products that meet a person’s body or clothing. These can be pendants, bracelets and beads, as well as some objects like spheres or harmonizers that people carry in their pockets.

Is the pendant just painted shungite with paint?

So, what makes people think that shungite has been dyed? Of course, this question worries us, shungite producers. After all, it makes no sense for us to paint original shungite when it can be polished to a shine. And this is even easier than painting, it is cheaper, because you do not need to keep a special paint shop with an employee, and at the same time, the absence of paint is more environmentally friendly.

That is, we make our shungite products shiny only as a result of polishing. And we use only real and certified shungite of the third type from the Zazhoginsky deposit in Karelia, Russia.

At the same time, it makes sense to paint, but only to paint with shungite paint itself. For example, if you need to cover a room with shungite paint to protect it from EMF waves. It’s easy to do this by mixing shungite powder with a coloring agent you trust. After all, shungite protects against electromagnetic radiation, and this is a scientifically proven fact. In addition, Karelian shungite has other amazing properties.

shungite powder
Making shungite paint from shungite powder

As a result of wearing a shungite pendant, the shine is lost after a while.

We realized that people have such thoughts because, for example, when shungite wearing, their pendant ceases to be shiny after a while. At the same time, some places on it remain a little shiny (where there is less contact with something), and some places become dull. However, in the end, the entire product becomes dull. This is because shine is not a fundamental property of shungite of third type. Because this is an acquired property, and it is fleeting for shungite objects with which we constantly come in contact.

shungite pendant new with a polished surface and shabby matte these are not scratches, but veins of pyrite and quartz
The polished surface is shiny. And unpolished – there is matte, that is, natural. It is formed when shungite wearing. The shiny surface is not paint or varnish, but a polished top surface. The stripes are not shungite scratches, but yellow and white traces of natural minerals, which are also included in real shungite.

Why we polish shungite products instead of making painted shungite?

But our reader can fairly notice why we polish, for example, beads, if they lose their shine so quickly? Maybe it’s because of the desire for beauty. Although she is fleeting. But the brilliance is a certain manifestation of it. And, however, then other qualities of shungite come to replace the shine – its unique texture with patterns of pyrite and quartz. After all, it does not lose its beauty like silver, which becomes cloudy from constant contact with the skin.

Shungite bracelets
Shungite bracelet is new polished, but not dyed. And a worn-out matte shungite bracelet, which was already in use.

We will also mention an interesting case from our practice. One customer bought a small shungite sphere with a polished surface from us. One evening, he took a special solution that removes paint and applied it to the ball. As a result, in the place of contact with the solution, the polishing of the ball was removed. And he decided it was paint. Fortunately, we managed to dissuade him. After all, if you simply rub a polished ball for a long, long time without any chemical solution, then you can remove this shine. It will also happen if you carry it in your pocket.

sphere made of shungite stone
Shungite spheres with a polished and unpolished surface. The lines on the matte unpolished sphere are not shungite scratches, they are veins of pyrite and quartz.

However, if the shungite ball on the stand will stand somewhere near the working electronics. Then it will bring aesthetic pleasure, because the shine of the ball will not go anywhere – it will remain forever if you do not rub it. And also, the shungite sphere will perform its direct task of protecting against excessive EMF radiation.

How we make shungite shiny, that is, how we polish it.

The fact is that shungite stone has excellent characteristics for polishing. Therefore, it is simply a sin not to polish it. How do we do it? We repeatedly rub the surface of shungite products with special polishing agents. During this we rub the surface of shungite on polishing machines. For example, this is how you can polish a surface with an angle polisher.

polishing stone
The process of polishing stone

As a result of the polishing process, the surface of the shungite stone becomes smooth and shiny. Therefore, we do not need to paint it with any shiny paint. This shine will never disappear if shungite products are simply kept in some place near electrical appliances. However, the shine is quickly lost if the shungite surface is rubbed against anything when shungite wearing. For example, contact with clothing or body. Also, in the process of carrying it in your pocket.

And yet, how long will the pendant shine when shungite wearing?

Unfortunately, it is difficult for us to accurately answer this question, because shungite shine is not its fundamental physical property for shungite of third type. Most likely it is like a gift wrap. However, it is important that the shungite pendant does not shine because it is painted. And it shines because its outer surface is so polished. Moreover, there are real shungite pendants with a special shine. About them, as well as how to distinguish a real shungite pendant from a fake, we write in this article.

However, we understand the problem of shine, because for some reason a person is especially concerned with everything that glitters. Therefore, we decided to make a slightly more durable polish at least for our 35-45 mm round engraved pendants. The fact is that we use diamond particles and a special technology for polishing shungite in it. In turn, this allows to make the shine period a little longer than that of ordinary shungite pendants with standard polishing.

real shungite pendant with engraved
Shungite engraved pendants 35-45 mm (1.38/1.77 inches).

At the same time, we do not give a long-term guarantee for shine, since this is not the main quality of a shungite pendant, and it will inevitably become a little dull. And in this situation, we have done everything that is now in our power. If you have any feedback on the use of our engraved pendants, we would be glad to see them on our pages.

Also note that if your black pendant has a strong shine that does not come off for a long time and the pendant does not become even a little more matte, then most likely it is not natural shungite. In connection with the shungite counterfeits, we have written a long article.

The advantages of our engraved pendants.

Since we mentioned our particular engraved pendant polishing technology, we will also describe the benefits of our engraved pendants.
Let’s compare the review of a pendant from our competitors, which we wrote about at the beginning of the article. In it, the man writes that after a month the polishing was gone. In addition to that, we have information on much shorter periods.

Shungite pendants and stones with and without polishing.
Shungite pendants and stones with and without polishing. The white streaks in the stone are quartz. And the yellow ones are pyrite. In turn, this does not mean that shungite is scratched.

The fact is that he had an ordinary pendant with a regular polished surface and such pendants very quickly become matte. After everything, the most important advantage of regular pendants is their various geometric shapes and those unique properties of shungite that are contained in them. And the fact that they will quickly lose their polished shine during use is even beneficial to the appearance of the pendant.

Pyrite and quartz are inside genuine shungite stone.

The true texture of the shungite stone appears outside, and it is unique in each pendant due to the natural inclusions of pyrite and quartz in authentic shungite. And the chemical composition of shungite is quite diverse. In turn, customers who know little about shungite may think that is shungite scratched, but this is not so, because these are veins of pyrite and quartz inside a shungite stone.

Natural inclusions of pyrite in shungite
The buyer decided that the yellow stripes meant that the shungite was scratched. In turn, these are not shungite scratches, but natural inclusions of pyrite in shungite.
Shungite round pendants with a natural texture of shungite, which may contain veins of quartz and pyrite, this is not shungite scratches.

We made a small demonstration in the form of a photograph in order to show the various textures of shungite stone. In our photo you can see a large shungite pendant surrounded by shungite products. Here we have selected especially beautiful shungite pyramids with inclusions of quartz and pyrite inside shungite stone.

Shungite polished pendant 5 cm/1,97 and shungite pyramids and suhngite stones.
Shungite pendant 5 cm/1,97 inches in size surrounded by unpolished high shungite pyramids, small pyramids 3 cm/1.18 inches and shungite stones.

Engraved shungite pendants and quartz and pyrite minerals inside shungite.

We can say the same about our engraved pendants. They are also carved from real shungite and contain quartz and pyrite inside. However, we engrave only the blackest pendants. That is, our pendants undergo a rigorous selection process before we engrave them. We do this so that there are fewer extra white spots in the picture, since the quartz mineral appears in this way on the surface of shungite during the engraving process. Therefore, our engraved pendants do not have the bright white markings that show up as a result of the engraving.

However, despite careful selection, traces of golden color from pyrite still remain on the engraved pendants. And traces of quartz (on the surface of a polished black pendant, small lines of quartz veins may look darker or lighter than shungite).

Shungite polished pendant Flower of Life 5 cm/1,97 and shungite pyramids and suhngite stones.
Shungite engraved pendant 5 cm/1,97 inches in size surrounded by unpolished high shungite pyramids, small pyramids 3 cm/1.18 inches and shungite stones.

The our engraved pendant stays polished longer than regular pendants when shungite wearing.

However, we have managed to prolong the shine of our pendants. For example, look at our review of how our engraved pendant looks after continuous use for about 9 months. It still glitters a little and it’s amazing.

Also pay attention to the quality and depth of our engraving. After all, we make the depth of the drawing quite deep, and it does not look like a scribbled one. Also, our engraving lines are even and neat, and the drawing is exactly in the center.

engraved pendant flower of life for emf protection
Engraved shungite pendant Flower Of Life
deep engraved black stone necklace
Shungite pendant with engraving Flower of Life close-up

You will not find in our assortment low-quality pendants with cheap patterns in the form of uneven notches, as in the following photo.

Poor quality engraving on pendants
Poor quality engraving on pendants

And if a pendant made of natural shungite is never painted, then, for example, quartz jewelry, on the contrary, is often painted.

Shungite pendant can dirty your hands.

Attention, the shungite pendant may contain some shungite dust on its surface. This shungite dust is formed by cutting a shungite pendant from a solid piece of raw shungite stone. We recommend rinsing your pendant under running water and wiping the edges of the pendant with a soft cloth to remove shungite dust. Otherwise, shungite dust can dirty your hands.

Please try not to rub the highly polished surfaces of the pendant, so as not to damage the polished surfaces of the pendant.

Shungite can dirty your hands.
Shungite pendant with polished surfaces and unpolished edges. These unpolished edges have some shungite dust on their surface.

Wearing a shungite pendant on a rope.

We supply all our shungite pendants with a very simple rope so that our pendant can be used immediately. This regular rope can be made of cotton or polyester and is 75-85 cm (29,5-33,5 inches) long. However, we do not make knots on the ropes for the client to choose the rope size himself.

At the same time, a classic black shungite pendant can have an average weight of 7 to 25 grams (0,25-0,88 Oz/ 0,015-0,055 lbs). Therefore, we recommend that you make a very strong knot for your rope and use a triple knot. Otherwise, the shungite pendant may slip off your neck, fall to the floor and break. Yes, shungite stone is not as strong as metal and it can break.

And of course, you can always replace our rope that comes with the set with your own more convenient version. The hole in our pendants is about 3 millimeters in size (0,12 inches).

What we wanted to tell you about wearing shungite pendants.

Summing up, let us again recall the words of the person from whose review we began to write this article. After all, he did not have information about the shungite shine property, how the manufacturers create it and what happens when shungite is used. However, this client still noticed that, «It looks cool though, except for the paint coming off». But now you know that this shungite pendant was not painted with glittering paint or varnish.

After all, the shine of black matte shungite of the third type is not its original property. And we just polish our shungite pendants to make them shine.

In addition, you now know that inside the shungite there is quartz and pyrite. Therefore, yellow and white streaks and patches on the pendant are not shungite scratches. But in fact, the pendant has become matte because the polishing of the outer layer shungite stone has worn off. In turn, this is a normal phenomenon for authentic shungite stone.

In addition to everything, you can see in this section answers to the most popular questions about shungite.