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Serpentine Information

Crystal System: Most are Monoclinic
Hardness: 3 – 6
Chakra: All
Energy Vibration: 7
Zodiac Sign: All
Planet: Earth
Element: Earth
Source: Worldwide
Beneficial For: Meditation, Transformation, Self-Healing, Love & Relationships, Soothing, Physical Healing, Connection with Nature, Kundalini, Animal Communication, Selflessness

This is a lengthy article as there are variations with-in serpentine that exist, which we will address all at the end of the article. Items available with be labelled Serpentine (Variant Name).

Serpentine is a fascinating mineral that has been used throughout history for its physical and metaphysical properties. It is a greenish-brown mineral that is composed mainly of magnesium, iron, and silicon. It is found in many parts of the world, including Australia, England, Russia, and the United States.

Serpentine is mined from various locations around the world, but the highest quality material is found in the United States, specifically in California. The California serpentine belt is one of the largest deposits of serpentine in the world, stretching for over 550 miles. The serpentine from this region is known for its high-quality and beautiful green colour.

Historical Use: Serpentine has been used throughout history for various purposes. In ancient times, it was believed to have healing properties and was used to treat snake bites, alleviate pain, and promote fertility. In ancient Egypt, serpentine was used to carve statues, jewellery, and other decorative items. It was also used to create pottery and other useful items in ancient Greece.

Lightworkers Use: Serpentine is used by lightworkers to enhance their psychic abilities, facilitate spiritual growth, and connect with higher realms of consciousness. It is believed to help remove blockages in the chakras, balance energy flow, and increase spiritual awareness.

Physical Healing Benefits: Serpentine is known for its physical healing properties as well. It is believed to help with digestion, reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and promote overall wellness. It is also believed to help with skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, and improve the function of the liver and kidneys.

Metaphysical Uses: Serpentine is commonly used in metaphysical practices, such as meditation and energy healing. It is believed to help with emotional healing, promote positive energy, and increase self-awareness. It is also used to facilitate communication with spirit guides and promote a deeper connection with nature.

Spiritual Benefits: Serpentine is used by spiritual seekers to promote spiritual growth, enhance intuition, and connect with higher realms of consciousness. It is believed to help with the development of psychic abilities, facilitate past life regression, and promote inner peace.

Feng Shui Use: In Feng Shui, serpentine is believed to bring abundance, prosperity, and good fortune. It is used to attract positive energy, promote harmony in relationships, and protect against negative influences. It is also used to enhance creativity and promote a sense of calm and relaxation.

CARE: Serpentine is very soft, so be mindful of scratching. Avoid sudden temperature changes, chemicals, and ultrasonic cleaners. Requires gentle handling.

It is important to note that crystal healing and other alternative therapies are not intended to replace professional medical treatment. While some people may find benefit from using crystals for healing purposes, they should not be considered a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.


Lizardite is a common component in serpentine rocks, and it is named for Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, England where it was first discovered. It is often used for decorative objects and beads for jewellery.

Hardness: 2.5

Williamsite is a semi-transparent to translucent variety of antigorite, a mineral in the serpentine group. Williamsite was named in honour of 19th century American mineral collector L.W. Williams, who first discovered it. With a range of green hues, its colour has a marked resemblance to two more expensive gems, jade and chrysoprase, and is used as a simulant of both. Williamsite exhibits an oily lustre when polished and often contains minor inclusions of chromite and magnetite.

Hardness: 4

Verd Antique (Marmor Thessalicum, or Ophite, is a Serpentinite breccia)
Verde-antique is a name applied to serpentine rock that exhibits veins of minerals, such as calcite, dolomite, and magnesite. The material is a dark green with a mottled appearance due to various mineral inclusions. Verde-antique has been a popular decorative stone for thousands of years. It is sometimes classed, erroneously, as a variety of marble (“Thessalian marble”, “serpentine marble”, “Moriah stone”, etc.). It has also been called and marketed as “ophicalcite” or “ophite”.

Hardness: 5

Chrysotile, a fibrous form of serpentine, is also a major source of asbestos worldwide. Its colour ranges from white to grey, yellowish brown to brown, and shades of green. Chrysotile has a fibrous, splintery fracture, no cleavage and silky lustre. Chrysotile is used most commonly for industrial purposes.

Hardness: 2.5 – 3

One of the most common serpentine varieties in the gem trade is bowenite, one of the hardest of the serpentine minerals. It is a massive variety of antigorite that ranges from blue-green to green and green to yellow. It is translucent to semi-translucent, and has been used in various types of jewellery, as well as in decorative and ornamental applications.

Hardness: 4 – 6

Antigorite is a hard, compact variety of serpentine occurring either in corrugated plates or fibres. Serpentine is well known to mineralogists and gemmologists but is much less familiar to the general public. Often similar to jade in appearance, it is primarily used an ornamental material and has been carved into a wide array of decorative objects throughout history. Antigorite is usually green, but may be yellowish, grey, brown or black.

Hardness: 2.5 – 3.5

Ricolite is a banded rock containing serpentine minerals and talc. Ricolite is named for a find in Rico, New Mexico, but the material has also been found in Mexico.

Hardness: 4-5

Connemara Marble (Irish Marble)
Ireland’s unofficial national gemstone, Connemara marble is a calcite marble that contains large amounts of serpentine. Green in colour, its name comes from the locality in western Ireland where it is mined. Mining of this ornamental rock is one of Ireland’s oldest industries and there’s even a visitor’s centre devoted to this decorative stone. The perfect stone to represent Ireland, which has long been known as the ‘Emerald Isle’, Connemara marble has been carved into a wide variety of decorative items throughout history. Known since the Stone Age, Connemara marble has also been used over the centuries as a medium of exchange.

Hardness: 3

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