This ancient stone has been polished into beads to make this powerful stretchy bracelet. There are 16 beads...with the whole bracelet measuring 3" long, about 3" wide, and weighs 1.2 oz (37 grams.) Ready to enjoy or inspire something of your own creation! Shungite is over 2 billion years old and only found in the Karelia area in Russia. Place shungite in your water....it attracts and neutralizes waterborne contaminants. Shungite has been used commercially in Russia for water purification since the 1990s. Bacteria (and other microbes), nitrates, heavy metals, pesticides, volatile organics, pharmaceuticals, chlorine, and fluoride are contaminants shungite removes from water. Shungite water is known for its antioxidant effects. "Shungite cures, rescues, purifies, heals, protects, normalizes, restores and even stimulates the growth. Amazing rock: it kills and devours anything that harms people and other living beings, and concentrates and restores all that is good. The scholars who have studied shungite in one voice declare, it is a miracle! " -From the book by A. Doronina "Shungite - the stone-savior"