Seraphinite was first identified in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1851, but has since been discovered in additional locales in the United States, as well as in other parts of the world, such as Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, and Italy. Our Seraphinite was mined in Russia. The name Seraphinite, is derived from the Latin word "seraphim" referring to the celestial beings referred to in the Hebrew Bible. This may be due to the feathery, wing-like patterns created by the silvery mica contained within the stone. The fibrous inclusions of mica exhibit chatoyancy, giving Seraphinite a pearlescent sheen.
Our Seraphinite beads are a deep forest green color that flashes with iridescent streaks of a lighter, silvery green.
Seraphinite, also known as clinochlore, is a member of the chlorite family of minerals.