Seraphinite (or Serefina), also known by the name Clinochlore, is a common member of the Chlorite Group of minerals. Clinochlore derives its name from the Greek "klino" meaning "oblique" or "inclined" and "chloros" meaning "green" as it is commonly colored deep forest green to green-black with inclusions of silvery Mica.
Seraphinite, is derived from the Latin word "seraphin" referring to the first order of angels. The allusion to angels is due to the feathery wing patterns made by the silvery Mica contained within the stone. The Mica inclusions exhibit a chatoyancy, giving Seraphinite a wavy sheen, much like Charoite. A Chromium-rich variety of Seraphinite, called Kaemmererite, has a beautiful bright lavender to crimson color. The mineral Chamosite is an Iron-rich variety of Seraphinite.
Seraphinite comes from mine “Korshunovskaia” which is situated not far from Baikal Lake in Eastern Siberia, Russia. Clinochlore was found and described by the famous Russian mineralogist Nikolai I. Koksharov (1818 – 1892) who was once the director of the Imperial Mineralogical Society.
Item # SERA11153493
Large Seraphinite Polished Face Nodule
Large Beautiful, Chatoyant Serafina aka Seraphinite Nodule
You are looking at a beautiful hand selected and hand polished Serafina aka Seraphinite Nodule. It measures 2.6"(67mm) x 2.4"(61mm) x 1.6” (41mm) thick. It is beautifully patterned and highly chatoyant. It will make a fine addition to any collection or a perfect gift. This is the rare and amazingly beautiful stone; Russian Seraphinite. This stone is found ONLY in Russia. The specimen has a wonderful content of silvery fibers, almost fern-like patterns.
This Nodule weighs 5.6 oz or 0.35 lbs (160g).This piece and be displayed or will slab into many nice smaller specimens.
Item # SERA1109S25C0521
Seraphinite " Running Woman" Cabochon
Seraphinite "Running Woman" Cab
A wonderful 0.1 oz (4.5g) specimen that measures 0.8" (19mm) wide, 1.2" (31mm) high and 0.2"(6mm) deep. Beautiful swirl patterns in a very unique collector piece. Pattern on front looks like a running woman. Cut from some of Russia's finest!
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Item # SERA11090033
Large Seraphinite Polished thick Slab
Large Beautiful, Chatoyant Serafina aka Seraphinite Slab
You are looking at a beautiful hand selected and hand polished on both sides Serafina aka Seraphinite Slab. It measures 4.5"(115mm) x 3.6"(91mm) x .38” (10mm) to .59"(14.5mm) thick. It is beautifully patterned and highly chatoyant. It will make a fine addition to any collection and a perfect gift. This is rare and amazingly beautiful stone Russian Seraphinite. This stone is found ONLY in Russia. The slice has wonderful brilliance and a high degree of chatoyancy due to the high content of silvery fibers, almost fern-like patterns. This slab weighs 0.55 lbs (252g)