SERAPHINITE PRODUCTS - NEW!
After a few years of abscence Seraphinite is back on the market. Let us tell you a couple of facts you might not have known about this rare and bewitching mineral.
Seraphinite is a variety of chlinochlore - phyllosilicate from chlorite group. How do we tell seraphinite and chlinochlore apart? Well, basically, the prettiest pieces of chlinochlore are called seraphinite.
Seraphinite is famous for its looks - tiny crystals form the same pattern that appears on the window on a frosty day.
The mineral was named after Seraphs (which are a type of celestial or heavenly being originating in Ancient Judaism), because the pattern reminded everyone of the angels` (seraphs`) wings. The angels that were not able to help people, whose hearts were broken, flew over the earth, crying and dropping their beautiful feathers on the ground. Those feathers turned to stone - Seraphinite.
Seraphinite is a relatively soft mineral, ranking at 2-2,5 at Mooh`s scale. It`s better not to store seraphinite jewellery or speciments with other, harder materials.
Seraphinite was first discovered in Brinton's Quarry, West Chester, Westtown Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA in 1851. Now the only mine that provides Seraphinite is Korshunov`s mine located in Irkutsk region, Russia.