Seraphinite pendant featuring an exquisite polished cabochon mounted in a hand crafted sterling silver setting. Seraphinite is a rare mineral that can only be found in one place in Russia. Fine grade stones are easy to recognise due to their rich green colour and distincitve white markings which are inclusions of the mineral mica. These often radiate outwards which gives the stone a feather-like appearance which some say bears a resemblance to the wings of an angel and for this reason, in the world of crystal healing seraphine has become synonymous with heavenly beings and in particular angels.
Belonging to the group of minerals known as clinochlore, seraphinite is a trade name for the material that's used primarily for lapidary purposes. It is however very soft and grades just 2 to 2½ on Mohs scale of mineral hardness so to put that into perspective, just slightly lower on the scale at 1 is the clay mineral talc which is the source of talcum powder. Seraphinite can certainly be enjoyed for the beautiful gemstone that it is provding it's well looked after.
The reason this seraphinite pendant has been added to our Bargain Basement is because the cabochon that we chose is not symmertical although you will need to have a keen eye to notice it. It's a beautiful and well crafted piece of jewellery and if the stone being asymmetrical doesn't both you, you may just have found yourself a real bargain.
Weight (grams): 24.3
Size (cms): 4 x 4.1 x 0.7