Jet - Tumbled Stone

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Jet - Tumbled Stone
Jet is a black or dark brown variety of coal called lignite. It is a combination of carbon plus hydrocarbon compounds. Its name is believed to be derived from name of the town and river Gagas in ancient Turkey, where it or a similar material was found. Jet was formed by the lithification of submerged driftwood in sea-floor mud.
The northeast coast of England has long been the source of the world’s finest Jet, but it has also been found in the United States, Poland, France, Germany, Spain, India, and Russia. Jet jewellery was produced in Britain as long as 1500 B.C., and the ancient Romans imported Jet jewellery made in York.
Jet carving were used as talismans and for mourning in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Spain. Native Americans from Alaska to South America used Jet as decoration in pre-Columbian times. In Victorian England, Jet was widely used in mourning jewellery, rosaries, crosses and carvings.

 tumbled to a smooth finish, an ideal pocket size stone, small enough to carry around with you. Tumble Stones can also be placed around the home for their energies or can just be nice decorative items.

Jet crystal gemstones of varying sizes selected specially for your order.
Measurements Approx. 1 to 2cm

Here at London Fossils Crystals I sell a wide range of Tumble Stones  

Tumble stones are so called because a number of stones of similar sizes are placed in a barrel which is rotated (tumbled) at a speed and after a time between 3 - 5 weeks the stones are polished from rough to smooth. 
(The Tumble stones we sell, have not been tumbled by ourselves)