Serpentine, Large Donut (Bi) 50mm


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  • Serpentine donut (Bi) 50mm diameter, soft mossy/sage greens
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  • Bi were considered to be symbols of heaven
  • Serpentine is a usually greenish mineral can be confused with Jade and is often used as a substitute, and called “Korean Jade,” which seems to be a catch-all name for a whole range of non-Jade Asian green stones.
  • Named for snakeskin, Serpentine has been found and used for jewelry in many parts of the world throughout the ages.
  • Today I see it mostly coming out of China, carved and finished to resemble traditional bead and pendant shapes; and from Afghanistan in the form of round, oval, and heishe style beads.