Similar crystals and other names for selenite

Similar crystals and other names for selenite

Selenite can also be known for the other 3 types of mineral satin spar, desert rose, and gypsum flower. All of them are gypsum crystals and are made of the exact same mineral however they look different from one another. They are all fragile and soft crystals, and exposure to the natural elements has influenced how these crystals look. Extra caution is required while handling these soft crystals. Most of the gypsum crystals can be found in abundance all over the world.

These 4 crystals have been used for thousands of years for making jewelry and meditation people believe that the gypsum crystal has a very powerful vibration that can help with healing and unblocking our chakras.


The crystal is translucent and is usually found with no colour at all. If the crystal is not clear, it means that there are trapped minerals within the crystal. You will usually find the crystals in abundance and they are formed underground into large crystals. Selenite looks like glass and was actually used for glass windows during Egyptian and Greek times all the way up to Victorian times. These crystals are one of the largest in the world. This crystal is very sought after in the crystal healing world as it has the ability to absorb negative energy and help with healing and unblocking our chakras.

Satin spar

Satin spar is very similar however it has more of a fibrous surface, satin spar is not translucent and has more of a cloudy white colour. It is a very soft crystal and does not react well with water. Satin spar is a slightly harder and more compact crystal than selenite. Beautiful jewlery and sculptures are made from crystal. Satin spar and selenite are often mistaken for one another they are both made exactly of the same material, but their appearance looks slightly different. Most people will argue that satin spar and selenite are the same crystal.

Desert rose

 A desert rose is characterized by sand on the outer surface, the crystal looks like a flower and has a rough blade-like surface. The colour of the crystal is brown or light brown the same colour of the sand it was formed in. They can be found in most deserts all over the world. This crystal was originally selenite but natural element such as wind, sand, and water has completely changed the look of this crystal it is a process that only takes a few hundred years. They usually roll across the surface of the deserts to give these unique flower-shaped crystals. They can be found in abundance in the Sahara desert and local people will collect the crystal for re-selling.

ÔĽŅGypsum flower

Another formation of the crystal family is the gypsum flower, which looks like something from another world. They almost look like a plant and are often found in caves they are curving winding crystals. They are often found in caves and almost look like the roots of a tree. These beautiful crystal flowers will grow out of the wall of the caves and are often mixed in with other minerals at the tip of the flower.

Similarities with the crystal

All of these crystals are used in the crystal healing world and are often used during meditations to help connect to their chakras. Metaphysical properties all of these crystals are similar to each other, they are very soft, brittle, and can easily break. They don't react well with water and long exposure to the water can cause the crystal to dissolve away.

All of these crystals are believed to have a high vibration that can help deflect any negative energy. All 4 of these crystals can help with meditation to connect with the crown chakra which helps us with a better understanding of the universe and natural world. 

All 4 crystals can be used to cleanse and charge other healing stones. Having these gypsum crystals in your crystal healing collection will encourage the flow of energy between different crystals. Many people will have these crystals in their bedroom as it is believed that they help with cleansing the mind before going to sleep. It also helps give a protective barrier while we sleep to reduce nightmares.