"New" Jade (Serpentine)

"New" Jade (Serpentine)


Serpentine gemstone, was named from the Latin "Serpentis" for its mottled appearance like a snake. It is also known by many trade names such as New Jade and Teton Jade. Serpentine can be confused with jade although serpentine is usually spotted or veined. Its color ranges from various shades of green to brown and yellow. It may feature inclusions such as whitish cloud shapes and speckles of cream or black colored crystals. Serpentine isn’t a name that belongs to a single mineral, rather it’s a group of magnesium silicate minerals that are all similar in their chemical make-up.

Serpentine is used mainly as a decorative stone. Serpentine gemstones have been used as a source of magnesium, in asbestos and for personal adornment or sculpture throughout history.

Olive Serpentine


Serpentine is believed to help establish control over one's life. According to metaphysical beliefs, serpentine provides a clearing of thought to facilitate meditation. Serpentine is said to clear the chakras and stimulate the crown chakra, promoting spiritual understanding and psychic abilities.

Olive Serpentine Beads


The range of green hues ‘new jade’ is available in, makes this stone fun to design with. Due to its much easier workability, this group of minerals has risen to become the preferred jade substitute in recent years. Because of its green hues and mottled appearance, serpentine is a great alternative to turquoise. Like turquoise, serpentine combines well with amber, crystals, and, of course, turquoise. And because it can be confused with jade, it works well with--or as a substitute for--these gemstones.

Info curated from various sources.  The information offered is not meant to treat medical conditions.


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