Any stone named after angels has a reputation to live up to, and seraphinite is no exception. The "angel wing stone" is thought to aid connection with the spiritual world, enhance detoxification (both physical and spiritual), encourage positive energy and--more prosaically--prevent snakebite.
In feng shui, seraphinite is said to bring wood energy (associated with growth, new developments, health and vitality). Although it is not an official birthstone, seraphinite is associated with the zodiac sign Sagittarius. It has been linked to the heart chakra.
Seraphinite Geological Properties
Seraphinite displays a fantastic deep green background with silver or white iridescent inclusions in feather-like patterns. The silver "feather" inclusions are formed from mica, which aligns in complex structures in the stone. While usually opaque, some seraphinite can include areas of translucence, allowing for even more light refraction through the stone.
This stone was originally mined in a very limited location in Russia, although deposits have also been found in Turkey, Switzerland, Austria and the United States.