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Jet is the result of the decomposition of wood at extremely high temperatures and is not particular hard, with only a rating of 2 or 3 on the Mohs scale of hardness. During the Victorian era, jet was a fashionable and often-used gemstone for jewelry. However, it began to lose popularity once it become commonplace to wear jewelry made with jet during periods of mourning. Queen Victoria wore British jet (or Whitby jet, in reference to a historic town in north-east England famous for its superior jet) on her mourning gowns, as it has a somber color and modest appearance.

As a protective stone, jet has a long history as an amulet for Native Americans. It helps to alleviate arthritis and inflammation, and is helpful in the treatment of bronchitis, colds, and headaches. Jet is traditionally worn as a mourning stone because it helps deal with the pain and suffering caused by separation or death of a loved one, while simultaneously giving the wearer new courage. In addition, it protects against evil spirits, enemies, and negative energy.

Moonlit Waters jewelry incorporating jet includes:

Moonlit Garden
Evergreen Daydreams
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