Serpentine is often confused with jade, but it differs from jadeite jade in having lower density and hardness. It is also distinguished from nephrite jade, which is normally a bit less translucent and less waxy. ... A light green variety of bowenite, with the misleading name new jade, resembles nephrite, a variety of jade.
Metaphysical Properties: It aids in meditation and enhances spiritual exploration. Serpentine assists the retrieval of wisdom, helping to regain memory of past lives. It clears the chakras and stimulates the crown chakra, opening psychic abilities. Serpentine assists the conscious direction of healing energy toward problem areas.