All about the stone coil

All about the stone coil

The serpent is often confused with jade, but in fact they have many differences. This unusual name mineral received due to its coloring and similarity with the reptiles, since some mined specimens have a surface that would be covered with snake skin.


Stone snake at one time highly appreciated Azteci. Today it is a fairly common mineral and although most often the green color is found, the stone can also be greenish-black, red, brownish-red, brownish yellow, yellow and white. This mineral has been associated with snakes over many centuries. It was actively used and used in black magic.

Noble shade made this precious mineral in demand in jewelry art.

The color of Serpentina (serpentine) depends on the place of origin of the mineral. This group contains about 20 related minerals with 2 different specific types of education: anti-roofing and chrysotile. The first stone is solid, the second has a fibrous structure.

  • Chrysotile In fact, the type asbestos, which is a very dangerous mineral causing serious respiratory problems while inhaling his dust. For this reason, this mineral is not used as an ornament or amulet.

  • Antigorite coil – relatively soft stone, which is characterized by a shiny green surface. This color is due to the presence of substances as chromium, cobalt and magnesium silicate at the heart. Its painting can vary from translucent to opaque. Mages believe that the translucent stone has a stronger impact on the psyche of man, while opaque – on the material world.

The serpent always looks different. Its shade can be both very light and saturated. Some copies from the side are very similar to nephritis. Experienced geologists are easy to recognize which stone, relying on the characteristics inherent in minerals.

Varieties and their physico-chemical properties

Serpentine is not called one mineral, but a large group of stones with a common chemical formula. Among the main varieties that are included in this group, it is worth highlighting the following stones.

  • Bovenait. Characterized not too bright green and translucent. During mining, sometimes minerals with yellow or blue tint are found. This stone has another name – TanGEVIT. His main distinguishing feature is considered high hardness.

  • Williamsit. It has a beautiful tump, which by shade is something average between blue and green. Shades are bright and dark, the stone is shifted.

  • Rickit. Very bright mineral, on the surface of which stripes are clearly expressed. During the production of yellow and gray stones.

  • Renantitis. The stone of amazing dark green color with glittering veins, which are calcite inclusions.

  • Nigressit. This type of coil has the darkest color: rarely, but sometimes there are instances of almost black.

  • Retinathol. In rocks you can meet a stone not only green, but also honey, yellow colors. Mineral distinguishes a resinous shine.

Chrysotil, anti-roofing and lisarite are three main serpentine minerals. The rest of the varieties are quite rare.

Serpentine minerals have similar physical properties and form with similar processes. They are often found in the form of fine-grained impurities and can be distinguishable inside the rock. Geologists are commonly called these minerals with serpentines, and not more specific names to simplify identification.

These minerals are formed in the locations of Peridotitis and Dunita with subsequent hydrothermal metamorphisms. Ultramophic rocks rarely appear on the ground surface, but in the abundance there are at the bottom of the oceans, or rather, on the border between the base of the oceanic bark and the upper mantle. Where the ocean plate is descended into the mantle, minerals are subjected to hydrothermal metamorphism.

The source of fluid for this process is sea water drawn into rock rocks and sediments of the oceanic plate.

With hydrothermal metamorphism, olivine and pyroxen turn into serpentine. Some of the breeds produced here almost completely consist of serpentine minerals.

Extensive areas of the earth’s surface are ripening by serpentinites. These areas are found near the current or ancient boundaries of plates. These are places where fragments of the ocean cooker rise above the surface. Such areas are the sources of the following minerals:

  • magnetite+

  • chromite+

  • chrysoprase+

  • nephritis+

  • serpentine.

The most obvious physical characteristics of Serpentin are its green noble color, patterned look and smoothness. Serpentine is also known for its translucent structure, wax glitter, ease of cutting. It can be easily polished.

This stone has a unique heat capacity: he first takes heat, and then it gives him evenly. It can resist the transfer of heat, which makes it a valuable insulator.

Fibrous types of serpentine, such as chrysotyl, are used for the production of asbestos – the material required in construction and not only.

Basic fields

Serpentine mined in large numbers worldwide, including Australia, Great Britain, Russia (Urals), Norway, Italy, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Brazil. Serpentin Chrysotil meets mainly in Canada. In the Russian city, Asbest was once located one of the largest serpentine mines.


The coil has a wide scope of application: it is not only a wonderful champion in magic, but also a great stone to arrange a bath, because he first takes heat, and then gives it. Serpentine has been used as architectural material for thousands of years. It has a wide palette of colors, it is easy to work with it, and after polishing the desired shine is achieved.

The hardness on the MOOS scale is from 3 to 6, depending on the chemical composition of the mineral. To make, for example, a statuette, you have to make less effort than in the case of granite, however, the strength of this stone is better than even marble. Serpentine was popular in the United States in the first half of the XX century, today it is used as a finishing material. Reducing popularity is partly due to safety concerns with possible asbestos in stone.

Clear merchants often offer souvenirs from Serpentin under the guise of nephite. However, the healing and magical properties of these stones differ significantly. Rarely, but still can be found in the market Serpentinite marble, actually use such a name is incorrect. Marble and coil – Miscellaneous minerals.

Some Serpentine varieties have a fibrous structure, they have good resistance when transferring heat, do not burn and serve excellent insulators. That is why the stone used to use for the creation of a special construction fiber. It was widely available, since it did inexpensively, but demonstrated high efficiency as an insulator.

In the middle of the XX century, the material could be found in the design of most buildings and even vehicles. Such a mineral was used for the manufacture of wall and ceiling tiles, flooring, roof tiles, facing, insulation of pipes, furnaces, paints and many other common building materials.

After it was found that interaction with this stone leads to problems with the lungs, including cancer, construction companies stopped using the material, and today it is prohibited at all.

Attractive serpentine can be cut into pieces of diverse shape. Most often it is cut to the cabochons and beads. Such products do not have a uniform green shade, green, yellow and black inclusions are viewed in them.

Serpentine is used as a diverse stone, it is easy to process, it will not polish it. As a result of painstaking work, an amazing product is obtained by beauty. Wax brilliance is what primarily attracts in the mineral after it was processed.

However, Serpentine has some strength problems. That is why the stone can be infrequently found in rings or bracelets, because one good blow can split it. Most often it is used in earrings, brooch or suspension.

Different jade from Serpentine is very simple even at first glance, because it distinguishes them just that the most attractive shine. Nephritis has glass, Serpentina wax.

Some varieties of mineral can be used to create stone sculptures. It is preferable to choose a fine-grained translucent material with a uniform texture, without voids and fractures. The stone is relatively soft and easily cut. Sculptures are small and up to several meters in height. Bowls, vases, desktops, clocks, animal figures, fruits, flowers, deities, busts and statues – all these objects made by artists from the described material.

Separately, I want to say about the use and value of the mineral in magic. Snakes with which he is actively associated is often considered precursors evil in Western culture, but this does not mean that Serpentine is a bad stone. In fact, it is one of the most commonly used stones to detect evil and protection against bad luck or deliberate negative impact.

His energy is not aimed at removing the negative inside the person, it creates a protective shell around it, due to which the negative reflects from the aura. This is especially important if you have often come across people who are negatively configured against you. Stone can destroy sent curses.

In addition, the serpent attracts positive energy, allows you to overcome barriers. This is a wonderful defender and assistant.

It has a stone and healing properties, Lekari from a long time knew about his ability to shoot headaches. Wearing a serpentine on the body contributes to the rapid healing of fractures, reduced blood pressure. Stone advise to give children as a talisman and internal force and energy activator. It helps to concentrate on the main. Memory starts working with the coil.

It is believed that a serpentine – a kind of antidote from certain poisons, he can enhance the impact of certain funds on the human body.

 Who fits?

The mineral under consideration refers to the elements of the Earth, so it is not suitable for each sign. According to astrologers, he does not show himself with one people, while with others can manifest itself quite bright.

  • The best snake is combined with the energy of the Virgin. A little shy representatives of this sign stone helps to discover new talents, exacerbates intuition and awakens inspiration.
  • It will not resonate the mineral and with the energy of the Capricarps, which the amulet will give the necessary endurance and dexterity in life.
  • But the fish are better not to wear talismans with a coil, as the stone will lead them to temptation, before which the representatives of the sign cannot resist. This will destroy the inner world of fish, will lead to degradation.
  • Aries, who are very trusting very trust, must have a snake as an amulet or a decoration, since it will give them an opportunity to recognize false people in advance. From birth, representatives of the fiery element have a powerful energy, the stone will not suppress it, but will make the character more calm and balanced. This is exactly what is sometimes missing Aries, which constantly suffer from their impulsiveness, rudeness and nervousness.
  • If the Taurus wants to change his life for the better and become more open, Serpentine will be a good helper in this. He will give the clarity of the mind and immediately becomes clear – who is suitable for friendship, and who better keep away from herself. Talisman favorably affects health, restrains the desire to risk.
  • Gemini’s uncertainty in themselves, the mineral will help them to be more perfect, make new friends. There are enough courage and new accomplishments, the old views will go to the background.
  • More confident will make a serpentine and lions, will give them the hardness of nature and hardness. Mineral energy helps concentrate its own energy inherent in representatives of this sign, on a specific task.
  • Success and luck will come to the archers who will buy a decoration with Serpentin, the scales will finally be established in their opinion, will become more stable, the Mineral scorpions will open the doors to new achievements.

Astrologers do not recommend wear a stone as part of the decoration on themselves constantly, just once a week, especially if it is a pendant or any other product that comes with the body. Referring to the power of mineral, you need to know exactly what is required of it, otherwise its energy can be harmed, and not benefit.

Such a talisman is ideal for all people whose activities are related to medicine. Pressing the mineral to women with Nadezhda’s names, love, as well as representatives of the strong half of humanity with the name Alexey, but it cannot be presented as a gift, since the stone is always tied to the one who acquires it and may regard such behavior as a betrayal.

The energy of the serpent is so strong that it can negatively affect the former carrier even at a distance. Transmit a mineral can be inherited. He will give exactly so much how much care gives the owner of the stone. Very good to have a house box made from Serpentina, it will become an excellent storage for other jewelry.

It is worth saying that, like any other mineral, this one has its own character and uniqueness. Its best to wear people open to the soul, which are ready for new accomplishments.

How to distinguish from fake?

Despite the fact that Serpentin is mined everywhere, therefore is not a rare mineral, the unscrupulous merchants of jewelry are trying to save even on it. If you do not want to be disappointed in the purchase and find out that a plastic copy is used in the decoration, you need to know how to distinguish natural stone from fake.

  • Not the best way to check – scratch the mineral, because due to its softness on the surface there will be a trace, even if you have a natural stone. It is better to estimate its weight, because plastic is different that it does not sink and light.
  • Split, strips – another distinguishing feature of the serpent.
  • You can simply attach a mineral to the skin surface. If he is natural, then it will not immediately become warm, while the plastic product will quickly take the body temperature.


Any decoration, if you care about it correctly, will please our attractive appearance for a long time. Serpentin quickly scratches, so we should not wear it during operation, since any mechanical impact will lead to the fact that the product will lose its attractiveness. For cleaning it is enough just to rinse the mineral under running water without the use of chemical. If you wanted to rub a stone, then you should take a soft cloth, and it is better to just put it on the towel to dry.

About the features of the stone look next.

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