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Selenite is also known as satin spar, desert rose, or gypsum flower. The selenite crystal forms typically in clay beds, or around hot springs, it usually looks fibrous until the surface is polished. A powerful spiritual stone, it activates the crown chakra, it helps to remove energy blockages and strengthens memory function. It can be used in home d├ęcor and jewelry but one of the more notable uses for selenite can be seen in the Santa Sabina in Rome, whose windowpanes are made entirely of selenite.