Desert Rose

Desert rose is the colloquial name given to rosette formations of crystal clusters of gypsum or baryte which contain abundant sand grains. The rosette crystal habit tends to occur when the crystals form in arid sandy conditions, such as the evaporation of a shallow salt basin. 

It is said that in every rose formation, there is a spiritual guardian. Desert roses are protective stones that help people overcome phobias and regain self confidence.

Alternative names: sand rose, rose rock, selenite rose, gypsum rose and baryte (barite) rose


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