Jet, known also as “gagate”, is a carbon fossil, compact and very light. It is a lustrous black stone which has a hardness of 2.5-4 (quite soft) and a specific gravity of 1.30-1.35. This stone named after the city of Gages in ancient Lykia. Another name is “black amber”. Jet known in ancient Egypt. It used for making mirrors, in Greece and Rome they used it for cutting amulets, bracelets and rings. In Medieval times jet was popular as a talisman and a medicine for migraines, toothache, stomach pains and epilepsy. It reached the height of its popularity during the Victorian period.

The history in Russia began in the second part of the 19th century, when the big deposit discovered in Siberia, near the city of Irkutsk. Since that time it widely used for carving, making all sorts of souvenirs. The main cathedral in Irkutsk decorated with jet.

This stone historically used as a protection stone and to have very powerful protection energies to ward off evil, negativity, as well as psychic attacks.

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