Lignite beads (Black Gitten ) - for a unique piece of jewellery!
Jet is a fossil that came to existence during the Jurassic era by applying high pressure in the mud to 135 million year old wood from the araucariaceae tree family. Jet beads can be found in two different states, both hard and soft, with a hardness of 4, and 3 on the Mohs` scale.
It is almost unimaginable that they have actually found beads of Jet in the megaliths in the Dutch province of Drenthe.
In the Historia ecclesiastice gentis Anglorum (The church history of the British) in the year 731 is written that Brittain makes excellent and large quantities of Jet, the black gemstone that lights up in fire; when set on fire chases away snakes and by rubbing it it heats anything and just like with amber, anything sticks on it. (You can generate an electric charge by rubbing Jet against a wool cloth).
When Prince Albert passed away in 1861 his widow, Queen Victoria dressed in all black during the mourning period. And with the black clothing she also wore Jet jewelry which made this semiprecious stone very popular with the moneyed class.
During the roaring twenties the wearing of long necklaces was very popular amongst the young women of that era. The necklaces were made of several strings of Jet beads that would reach from the neck all the way down to the low waist. Git is traditionally used for rosaries of monks.
The name comes from the Greek words Lithos Gagatès, which means rock from Gagas. Gagas was a place and a city in the ancient Greek Lycia, Small-Asia. From the old French word ‘jaiet’ the name changed to Jet. This is where the name ‘Jetty’ comes from.
What does Jet do?
Jet has a strong connection with the earth and has a cleansing effect on every level. The stone pulls negative energy and pollution out of your system and protects your energy field against negative influences. It helps to leave negative experiences behind and go back to your pure self. Jet supports the cleansing effect of the liver and the kidneys.
The hardness of Git is 3-4, density 1.3
Git belongs to the Capricorn constellation.