This is the slightly polished black jet sphere. Diameter 1.7″ (44mm). Weight – 1.7oz (48 grams). Origin: Russia, Siberia.
Some information about jet:
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 of jet is “black amber”. Jet known in ancient Egypt, where 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, and it reached the height of its popularity during the Victorian period.
The history of jet 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 jet widely used for carving, making all sorts of souvenirs. The main cathedral in Irkutsk decorated with jet.
Jet historically used as a protection stone and to have very powerful protection energies to ward off evil, negativity, as well as psychic attacks.