Siberian seraphinite is named after the seraphim, the highest order of winged angels. This heavenly gem has a soothing green clinochlore base woven with silvery feather-like mica inclusions.
Siberian seraphinite is a trade name for clinochlore that possesses shimmery silver inclusions of mica set in a feathery pattern. The lovely feathers of this gemstone sparkle and twinkle under shifting light.
Seraphinite, or clinochlore, is a member of the chlorite family of minerals. It derives its name from the Greek "klino" meaning oblique or inclined and "chloros" meaning green. This base material of this gem is commonly a deep forest green to green-black color.
- Ancient civilizations believed that the cosmos was reflected in gemstones. Jasper was assigned to the planets Mars and Pluto. Jasper is linked to the Zodiac Earth sign of Virgo.
- Seraphinite helps connect its wearer with the divine and angelic realm. It aids in spiritual enlightenment and promotes self-healing.
- Worn as an amulet to protect against snakebites during ancient times.
- Crystal healers have used seraphinite to aid cellular regeneration and strengthen the blood. It is believed to withdraw toxins from the heart and lungs and activate the absorption of nutrients and oxygen.
- Seraphinite is also an emotional healer. It allows you to let go of the past and embrace today.
Seraphinite was first discovered by the renowned Russian mineralogist Nikolai Koksharov in the 1800s. Its base mineral clinochlore can also be found in Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, and the United States. We source Siberian seraphinite from the Korshunovskaia mine, situated near Baikal Lake in the Eastern Siberia region of Russia.
- Ranks 2.5 to 3 on the Mohs hardness scale.
- Color features swirled deep green or gray with feathery inclusions of silver and white.
- Sourced from Russia.
- Member of the chlorite family.
- Also known as clinochlore, chlorite jade, green chlorite or serafina.