This specimen measures 7 inches by 4 1/2 inches by 4 inches.
Despite its rose petal like softness, Desert Rose is a stone that will help you stand your ground and confront any hardship. It will show you how to commit to a project with confidence despite the numerable obstacles. By staying focused on your outcome you can manage the challenges with an optimistic attitude. Desert Rose will support you in your endeavors to realize your dream.
Desert Rose History and Uses:
The Desert Rose is also referred to as the Sand Rose, Selenite Rose or Gypsum Rose. Found in dry, desert regions, each one is said to contain a unique spirit guardian. They have traditionally been used as talismans for protection, overcoming phobias and to help boost self confidence. Particularly helpful for shy or timid children and teens to help them uncover and confidently express their talents.
Desert Rose Geological Description:
A variety of gypsum with a hardness of 1.5 – 2, these mineral roses are formed by the forces of wind, water and pressure in dry, arid regions due to the evaporation of a shallow salt basin. When sand particles become embedded in these basins, the loose sand is trapped in the minerals during the evaporation process and forms rosette-like concretions with unique flower-like crystal structures. Desert roses are found in the Sahara desert, the Southwest of the USA, Australia, Mexico and Spain.