Serpentine is the common name of a group of green colored stone. Serpentine Gemstones get their name from the Latin word ‘serpentis’ meaning serpent rock as it resembles of its color and markings resembled the skin of snake. It is said that the Romans used this stone as protection against sorcery and the dark arts. The 30th Chapter of the Egyptian Book of the Dead is said to be carved from a tablet of Serpentine. It is also mentioned in the Holy Bible as one of the stones on the Breastplate of Aaron.
Serpentine is also a goodgemstone for the zodiac sign of Scorpioand Gemini.