Serpentine is a translucent silicate of magnesium with a waxy appearance. It is often confused with Jade because it is usually some shade of green. In fact, it is sometimes marketed "Korean Jade", "Suzhou Jade", "Styrian Jade", or "New Jade". Serpentine can take dye, giving us Burned Jade, Black Jade, and Yellow Jade. Serpentine is often used for carved pendants with Asian inspired designs. Beadaholique.com offers a vast array of Serpentine beads ranging from carved focal pieces to standard round, oval, and tapered tube beads.