Also called « Chlorite jade » because of its green colour, seraphinite stone is a strangely beautiful mineral of the chlorite family. This extraordinary stone was only recently discovered by a renowned Russian mineralogist and crystallographer: Nikolai Ivanovich Koksharov (1818-1892). His research in mineralogy led him to become director of the « Imperial Mineralogical Society » of St. Petersburg in 1865. Seraphinite is actually a trade name given to the stone from a particular form of clinochlore. Rooted in the Christian tradition for a long time by the long silver filaments that run through it, this stone evokes a Seraph, a biblical creature with an important place in the heavens. The Seraph, who has three pairs of wings, is a celestial creature of high hierarchy, which is found in religious texts. They are referred to in the Bible as accompanying the throne of God or accompanying God’s heavenly chariot.
The angelic rock was identified in 1851 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, but it has since been discovered in other places in the United States. Although seraphinite stone is found in various countries, including Europe, the main deposits are in Russia. It is mined in an area near Lake Baikal and, more specifically, in an iron deposit near Korshunovskoye, a region in present-day Eastern Siberia. Chlorites are semi-precious gems that have been the object of ancient trade. The first known mention of a chlorite, in French, dates from 1578 in a work by Guy Le Fèvre de La Boderie: “L’harmonie du monde, divisée en trois cantiques ; œuvre singulier et plein d’admirable erudition”, 1578. He describes it as a « green coloured precious stone ».
A relatively rare variety of the chlorite family, these crystals with the chemical formula Al5(Si3Al)O10(OH)8 can vary from a light to dark greenish hue. These natural variations are due to the presence of micas which contribute greatly to its beauty and make seraphinite stone ua highly coveted object. Its shimmers have the particularity of having the shape of feathers, similar to those found on a bird’s wing. Chlorites are composed of magnesium aluminosilicate as well as iron, and are produced by various mineral reactions including the decomposition of black mica. This rock therefore does not contain chlorine, but only shares a common etymology derived from the Greek word “chloros” (green) in reference to its colour. Seraphinite also exists in a darker hue composed of copper inclusions and called « golden seraphinite ».
With a hardness ranging from 2 to 2.5 on Mohs scale, it is relatively soft and delicate, making it a precious rock often considered a collector’s item. As for its density, it varies between 2.55 and 2.75 in most cases and its refractive index is between 1.576 and 1.599. Chlorite’s structure is similar to that of mica: it consists of a stack of parallel layers containing metallic elements and layers of aluminosilicates. This quality gem is soluble in certain acids, for example hydrochloric acid. It should be noted that while chlorites most often have a triclinic crystal system, seraphinite stone is monoclinic.
Pendants made of seraphim ornaments have long been known for their health benefits. Indeed, they are used as healing talismans because their high power captures the emotional energies hidden deep within oneself. Able to bring the natural soothing effect that is necessary for your well-being, seraphinite stone is considered a strong religious symbol. It will also bring you the balance and vitality you need.
Appreciated for meditation sessions, seraphinite stone acts on our body and amplifies the vibration of love released by our spiritual self. It helps to relieve our pain on a psychological level and facilitates communication with our loved ones. Its high vibration amplifies compassion and the opening of the chakras, especially the heart chakra, allowing the awakening of consciousness in any form of meditation. Seraphinite Stone connects us to our Spiritual Self through its powerful energy and will be excellent in therapy sessions. It is capable of capturing the healing waves from the highest dimensions and conveying them into our holistic self (i.e. on all points: physical, psychic, emotional, and spiritual).
If these natural crystals are used as pendants for their energetic benefits in love and compassion, they are no less useful for physical and muscular relaxation, as their energy acts on the body as well as on the mind. In addition to drawing all that is good from your heart, the seraphim material generates powerful stimulating reactions for your body. It will facilitate the evacuation of toxins and will act on each of your cells. Seraphinite excels in helping you to let go and work on yourself and has the particularity of activating the stimulation of the links with the etheric body. It is also attributed virtues in relation to weight loss, as well as on the spinal cord and the lungs, which it supports energetically.
The angelic gem possesses many benefits, both psychologically and physically, and will be a precious ally in maintaining good health and a natural work on consciousness. In today’s great vibratory and dimensional changes, seraphinite stone undeniably has its place as a healing rock.