BIG Drilled Jet Fossil Lignite Focal Bead Natural Black Amber

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Jet is a unique, rare fossil wood created naturally eons ago with pressure and fresh water, also known as lignite. Black amber is a trade name, but it's not sap, though jet shares some of amber's attributes: it has a warm temperature to the touch and softness of amber (Mohs 2.5-3*). These are large black matte focal beads, drilled with a hole that fits 20ga wire. This natural, uncoated jet originates from Russia.

All will be drilled front to back.

You will receive the quantity of focal beads you've chosen. They will be randomly selected unless you contact me for photos (I encourage this). Other quantities, shapes, sizes, and thicknesses available upon request (drilled or undrilled). If you want larger (or smaller) holes, I can drill other nuggets for you. Just ask!

Please allow for the variations that occur in these natural stones; that is part of nature's charm. Note that computer screens vary in the way they display color.

Metaphysically, jet is grounding and balancing. It carries a negative electrical charge so it is good for drawing power and knowledge to the bearer. It may help stabilize finances, and is said to soothe migraines. A highly protective stone, feminine, good for mourning & healing of grief. Helps protect against illness. Combined with Amber it is extremely powerful and protective.

According to Wikipedia "In the Roman period it saw use as a magical material, frequently used in amulets and pendants because of its supposed protective qualities and ability to deflect the gaze of the evil eye. Pliny the Elder suggests that "the kindling of jet drives off snakes and relieves suffocation of the uterus. Its fumes detect attempts to stimulate a disabling illness or a state of virginity." I'll leave it to you to figure out what he meant by that!

Packaged and shipped from smoke-free home.

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*Note: Jet is Mohs 2.5 to 3, meaning it scratches fairly easily. The Mohs scale goes from 1 (talc) to 10 (diamond), indicating the ability to scratch the surface.

Average review
Customer service is beyond excellent. Not only did the seller customize my order, but Judy also sent me *two* specimens rather than one, as a back-up! Completely wonderful, 10/10, would recommend.
Jun 9, 2017 by Katie
Wish the drilled hole was just a little bit smaller, but it's a beautiful piece, and it arrived on time!
Jan 19, 2017 by Katie

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All US domestic items are shipped first class parcel with delivery confirmation. The best value is if you purchase several items to be shipped together. Please note that shipping fees include: postage, packing materials (envelope and label; bubble wrap and packing peanuts are recycled), and transaction fees for both Etsy and/or PayPal.

If you are buying multiples of the same item, please do contact me for a reserved listing to save you money.

Non-US purchases are welcome, but buyer is responsible for all import, duty, and customs taxes, etc. that are levied by their government. Items returned for non-payment of these taxes/duties will be refunded purchase price, less a 10% restocking fee. Shipping fees are non-refundable.

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Items are photographed and described to be best of my ability. Please read the full listing and don't hesitate to ask questions. If I've made an error in describing the item, I'll be happy to refund your money upon return of the purchased items as long as they are in the same, unused condition they were shipped. You may return an item if you don't like it; however, shipping fees are non-refundable. A 10% restocking fee may apply.

Partial returns on the same beads are not accepted (eg, if you purchase 10 beads, you must return all 10).

Items not accepted from the post office and/or customs are refundable only if returned in the condition they were originally shipped. Any refund will be processed when I receive the item.

International Purchases: Items returned for non-acceptance or non-payment of taxes, duties, etc. will be refunded purchase price, less a 10% restocking fee upon receipt of returned package. Shipping fees are non-refundable.

Items not returned cannot be refunded; this includes items abandoned at customs.

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If possible, I try to recycle shipping materials, but only if the contents are well protected!

Reserved listings and unpaid items will be held for one week in most instances. At that time reserved listings will be un-reserved and any associated offers will expire. Similarly, unpaid items will result in the cancellation of the transaction and its return to available inventory.

Deposits are non-refundable.

Props such as coins, shells, sand, driftwood, hands, etc. used in photographs are not included.