Sunday, 7 February 2016

Stone Sunday - Jet

This week I am continuing with my series on black stones in my collection. This week I am going to be talking about jet, also called black amber or lignite.



Jet is not actually a crystal, or even a stone, as it is petrified wood that has become lignite coal. It is found mostly commonly in England and Germany, though it occurs in other parts of the world as well. It varies in colour from dark brown to black and can be polished to give it a nice sheen. There are also fake variety. You can tell the difference as real jet maintains a static charge when rubbed against fabric and is also lighter than other stones (and the fake jet) as it is actually wood.
Jet like many black stones is protective. Unlike tourmaline which repels negative energy, jet absorbs negativity, so it is important to keep it cleansed and cleared regularly.
Jet is especially affective at healing grief and was very popular as mourning jewelry during the Victorian era, being a favourite of the Queen herself. When set in silver this power seems to be amplified.
Jet is very protective against psychic attacks as it not only absorbs the negativity but also helps to transform the energy into clarity and peace. For this reason it is used by those practicing magic and is good for improving clairvoyance as it allows you to see psychic energy clearly without fear.
It is a good stone to carry for those suffering from anxiety as well. It helps calm the wearer and absorb fears of any unwanted energy they may be picking up from others.
Jet is a common and relatively inexpensive stone. I recommend it for any collection.


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1 comment:

  1. I think i have a piece but I am not sure. I didn' t know it was wood! How wonderful!

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