These natural Green Seraphinites originate from Russia and their total weight is about 9 carats. The measurements are 11.94mm x 4.44mm (diameter x depth).These gemstones are calibrated to fit 12 mm jewelry settings. The shape/cut-style of these Seraphinites is Round Cabochon. These 9.17ctw Seraphinite gems are available to order and can be shipped anywhere in the world. Gemstone Certification can also be provided as an optional service.
Seraphinite is a trade name for a particular form of clinochlore, a member of the chlorite group. The dark green color of seraphinite is enhanced by a silvery and feathery shimmer caused by mica inclusions. Seraphinite was named for the seraphim, the highest order of angels, because of the feather-like appearance of the chatoyant fibers in the stone.
The mineral clinochlore was first identified in 1851 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It has since been discovered in a number of other locales in the USA, including New York, Arizona, and New Jersey. Clinochlore can also be found in other countries, including Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, and Italy.
Lovely and unusual variety of stones. U.S. companies stick to the same old "regulars". Boring!
GemSelect also does a fine job of rating the stones. Gemstones are meant to dazzle and a great way to add flash and fun for those of us who like color. Will be happy to share photos of the stones when they are set.