This oddly fascinating crystal is a form of Gypsum, that when particles of sand become embedded in it forms this rosette or tumbleweed like concretions. It is believed by some that each piece of Desert Rose contains a spirit guardian and each one is different. And because of this, this stone has been used as a protective talisman while giving you a boost of self-confidence and self-worth. It can also be helpful for those struggling with grief or loss.
Raw stones are in their natural form, no polishing, no altering. They are more fragile and can break more easily than other formations, some prefer the look of a raw stone as that is how it would have been found in the Earth.