Alternative Names: Chinese Serpentine, Antigorite, Bowenite

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: Antigorite (var. Bowente), Serpentine Group

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: Mg3Si2O5(OH)4

Hardness: 4-6

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Colour: Pale to mid-green

Typical Appearance: Usually massive crystalline aggregates.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: None

Chakra Alignment: Heart

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: New Jade alludes to its similarity to Nephrite and Jadeite, the two minerals recognised as true Jade. Bowenite is named after George Bowen (1803-1828), chemist and mineralogist at University of Nashville U.S.A.

Additional Information

The energy of New Jade is soft, gentle and watery like a clear still pool, and is immensely cleansing and detoxifying. It can calm and sooth, bringing tranquillity to the user, helping them to relax physically and mentally. Its colour and connection with the Upper Heart Chakra brings gentle support to the immune system, and balance on many levels, including balance of thyroid function.

New Jade can help to quiet the mind and promote a deep meditative state. Melody suggests using it to clear the Chakras.