Desert rose is the colloquial name given to rose-like formations of crystal clusters of gypsum or baryte which include abundant sand grains. 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. 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. 5lbs of larger pieces approximately 2"-3" however sold by weight only.