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Monday, June 18, 2018


Serpintine Jewels
Photo by: Lord-Williams
serpentine, new jade. The name comes from ‘serpent’ as the gem looks like snake skin. It can be green, brown-red, red, white or brown-yellow. In the Middle Ages it was worn on the baby or ring finger on the right hand when serving or eating food to ward off poison, sorcery and disease. It was used also as a protection against insects and snakes. It was thought that when placed on the skin it relieved stomach, kidney and other problems for its relaxing influence. The stone was imported to Spain from England. See manos, comer con. [ES: “Serpentine.” Jul 20, 07 and Villena/Calero. 2002:16]

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